I’ve consistently kicked off our shoes whenever I enter anyone’s home, including our own. It’s a sign of respect while in another’s beach house plus sign of comfort when I’m in our own. That comfort is especially significant if the shoes are current or uncomfortable, but when the Wintertime weeks arrive, our stocking feet get freezing while walking around the house. I know I could put on a pair of slippers, although I just don’t prefer wearing them… So, I decided a single afternoon to look into having in-floor heating installed in our home. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that in-floor heating is honestly energy efficient, using the laws of thermodynamics. Traditional Heating plus Air Conditioning systems incorporate heated air that is blown throughout the rooms of a lake house via air ducts. And since air literally has to be moved, or circulated, throughout the home, a certain amount of heat is naturally lost. By contrast, the uniform heat distribution of in-floor gas furnaces heat the lower half of the rooms, providing more heat to the inhabitants. And radiant gas furnaces turn on plus off less frequently than conventional forced-air Heating plus Air Conditioning systems, then less turning on plus off plus less resetting plus ramping up from a freezing start equals less energy usage. I also learned that there are many in-floor gas furnaces to choose from. They are compatible with natural gas, electrical, solar, plus even geothermal energy sources. And I was entirely enthused about the fact that several in-floor gas furnaces that are especially energy-efficient may qualify for federal and/or state programs that help cover the cost of replacement, and my mind was made up that having an in-floor heating method installed made a whole lot of sense. And then I’ll have no more freezing feet!