I didn’t grow up with the privileges that my husband did. I’m still thrown off by how well-off his entire family is; Having been raised in overseas in a very poor country, it’s hard for myself and others in my family to relate to the overpriced lifestyles they enjoy! When I go to visit his parents, for instance, there is no end to the bounty that I find around their beautiful, high-tech house. On our last visit I was even introduced to a modern sort of heating device unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I am accustomed to having conventional forced air gas furnaces like most middle class families have. I’ve only recently learned that there is such a thing as radiant heated floors, which sound divine to me. I can’t imagine how nice radiant heated floors must be. It must be great to get out of the shower and feel the warmth beneath your wet toes on cold days; it sounds amazing to me. It was Last year that I first heard of radiant heated walls, which is another feature of my in-laws house. They installed radiant heated walls in their pool room. Now they can control the indoor air temperature with heat that radiates from several walls of the space; This results in incredibly accurate temperature control, as well as sizable energy savings overall. They said that the installation plus materials were actually quite affordable. Plus, the heated walls will pay for themselves within a few years; they only had to invest a few tens of thousands of dollars. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to spend money like that!