There might not be anything worse than getting out of bed in the morning during winter. That first blast of cold air is so insulting to the senses when you’ve just been curled up under a pile of comforters, and don’t even get me started on the sensation of warm toes touching frigid tiled floor. If I can’t find my slippers, I’m not getting up anytime soon. I’ve been reading recently about heated floors becoming increasingly popular, and I’m having a hard time resisting the idea. Apparently they can be installed in most rooms, and offer various temperature controls to customize your floors to compensate for your furnace and fit your needs. They generally aren’t operated when the home is empty, so their carbon footprint is quite small – certainly better than traditional heating units. With this in mind, I called my local HVAC provider as a starting point and was encouraged by the conversation I had with their lead heating technician, who told me that it’s more affordable than ever to install heated floors. The HVAC business often adds them in conjunction with new furnace installations for maximal heat and comfort without breaking the bank. I’m excited at the premise of having a new heating solution for my drafty house and frigid toes, especially since I know I can trust this particular heating and cooling business to provide excellent service down the line. I’m not ready to trade out my old heater just yet, but I can’t guarantee that my favorite HVAC technician wouldn’t be able to convince me otherwise.