I know that winter technically just started today, but I’m already fed up with the cold! It’s been an unusually cold fall, and whenever that happens, winter is bound to be especially icy. It’s a good thing I enrolled in a heating and air conditioning system service plan several years ago, because I put my boiler system through the ringer with each passing winter! This year though, I decided to take a different approach to try and supplement the heat provided by the boiler system in my home. I’d been trying to decide between radiant floor heating as a secondary heat source, or investing in several cove heaters to install in high-traffic rooms like the living room and kitchen. The cove heaters would run on electricity and needed to be hard-wired to the power grid in my home, but the radiant heating system would work fine in any room that didn’t have carpet over the floors. Plus, the radiant heating system could use hot water pipes in place of electric heating cables, and that hot water could be provided by my boiler. It was the ideal relationship for a primary and secondary heating system, as they counted on each other to provide heat and reduce the workload placed on each other to heat my home. It was a no-brainer – I decided to get radiant heated floors installed in the entire first floor of my house, and I haven’t had heating issues ever since! Now, if only there was a way for me to ensure that my workplace has the same high-powered approach to heating the building. Maybe then I wouldn’t be so hesitant to go work in a chilly office!