After dating my girlfriend for over a year, we started talking about buying a home. Her dream had typically been to own a log cabin. She genuinely loved the outdoors, including fishing and gardening. The plan of being surrounded by wood inside her own lake house seemed only natural, and the respected hunters cottage wasn’t what she had in mind. There wasn’t going to be any moose heads hanging on the walls or bear skin rugs in front of a stone fireplace–she wanted to take more of a current approach to the log cabin house lifestyle which included the furnace. Instead of fur on the floor, we wanted to learn more about having radiant heated floors, with using a radiant heater. The information that we found about radiant floor heating promoted it as a more energy efficient and silent way to heat your home. The heat is emitted from the floors evenly, the heat rises and heats the room separate from blowing air as with the forced air systems. Initially, the radiant floor plan will cost us more currency than the traditional furnaces, but since the radiant floor plan is more energy efficient we will see savings over the life of the furnace… Radiant floor heating offers electric or water furnaces. The electric heating plan has cables embedded in thin mats that can be installed under tile, laminate floors and engineered wood. The sizzling water radiant plan uses heated water circulating through tubing. The tubing is embedded in mortar or thick plywood subfloors to hold the tubing in place. We decided to use the electric radiant heating plan to heat our modern log cabin.
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