My hubby Russ as well as I recently reconstructed all of the floors in our new home. The area used to have these horrible, faded red tile floors that were just awful. Russ as well as I ripped them all out to put in these beautiful brand new hardwood floors. I read a bit about the process since my hubby as well as I were doing the upgrade ourselves with no help. In our research I found radiant floors available. Heated flooring is a heating method that works just in the floor level of your home. It warms all the surfaces you set up in the flooring as well as does it efficiently. The tepid air never rises as well as also it uses radiant heat instead. This means all the furniture that touches the floors, absorbs this intense heat as well as it gets really warm. Because of those factors people set their radiant heating systems much lower than they should be as well as see a decreased energy bill then follows. Heated floors are proven to be twice as efficient as a traditional gas furnace. Since Russ as well as I used a gas furnace while it clearly was just about dead, both of us did the heated floor upgrade along with our flooring at that time. If you want to install your own radiant furnace, you should do it when you do the floors at the same time. The floors get wrecked it the process, so it makes better sense. Plan on ripping them all up first off. You then fit electric mats in the floor levels as well as connect them all together. The mats have electric lines in them as well as that is what heats the floors and makes them work. Then Russ as well as I installed our hardwood floors over them as well as protecting them. The two of us now have new floors as well as a new heating method in the home of our dreams. It was particularly easy to do the heating system install as well. We were quite pleased with ourselves.