A radiant heating system
Last week, we had our first real blast of cold weather. I was freezing within a couple minutes of getting out of bed. I reached for a jacket to put over my clothing, and I have been cold ever since. My husband shook his head when he saw me, and he told me I was not allowed to bring up the subject. I took the space heater into the bathroom and I plugged it in until I was done with my shower, that night. I turned off the space heater and I used the entire next day, in my office. I looked at him as I sweetly put my cold hands on his face, and I asked if I could bring up the dreaded subject. He told me to go ahead, but it would be the last time. Every year at this time, I have asked him to install radiant heating into the house. I tell him how efficient it is and that it could be a birthday/Christmas/anniversary/Mother’s day present. It would cover every holiday for the next year. This year I surprised him. I didn’t talk about radiant heated flooring. I told him about the heat mats that can be put beneath the carpeting and they didn’t any special construction to complete. I told him how they now have electric heat strips that take little installation time to be put down. I love my husband, and I almost laughed out loud when he began to grin. He told me that I was looking at two years of gifts. He had already talked to the HVAC company about having radiant heating installed in the bathroom and in my office, as an anniversary gift for me.