I have looked into purchasing heated flooring for my apartment in Springfield, MO, however the reason is that the winter time season in Missouri is just brutal, it is long and lingers for months on end! August to May can be entirely frigid and require the boiler to be on.
- I own a central heater that does an okay task.
The thing is, all the heat rises to my ceiling. The top floor feels moderate however the bottom area is frigid. That is why I have to regularly up my thermostat, wear slippers, and I don’t feel moderate enough, however when you blast air, the moderate particles are lighter than the cold, so the rise. There is nothing I can do about it. I have been toying with heated flooring since it uses electricity. There are electric heated mats under the floorboards… No heated air rises, it stays where you want it. Anything that touches the flooring feels moderate as a result. It is silent, clean, and energy smart. The only drawback is that you need to completely redo your flooring to install this system. The new floor must be ripped up to the barebones. Then the cement board goes down, then the mats, and then the modern flooring. It will add quite an expense already to the hefty heating replacement bill. I am still pondering it though. I know I am going to call a Springfield heating corporation to see if they can deliver me some price quotes. I want to know if it is possible for me or if it is too expensive.