I live in Glenview, IL plus it gets cold in our area a lot! I don’t assume how I would get by without a regular heating systemâ€¦ AC I can do without, but heating is a must when you deal with snow plus ice constantly, for years I relied on our home’s ancient boiler plan to get by, and both of us had large grates spread out through the residing room floor plus a boiler in the basement, then the boiler then heated the air that rose up through the grates. It was satisfactory for the icy Wintertide weather in IL, but not all that charming looking. I eventually covered up the grates plus called a Heating plus Air Conditioning company to hook up piping to the boiler. I now have radiant heating throughout our home, pipes are hooked to the boiler plus underneath our floorboards; Hot water from the boiler flows through the pipes to create a heating effect, and due to it being water plus not air based, it is silent in operation, but no heated air rises to the ceiling plus gets wasted. It also doesn’t allow for cold spots in the beach house plus is quite energy smart. I love that I can have sleek floors in the house. I absolutely choose to go with hardwood floors, however since I live in a cold climate, I figured I would be doomed to have carpet forever. Since the floorboards are heated, having wood floors does not make a difference. I no longer need to wear socks or slippers in the wintertime too. It feels classy to have a heating plan out of sight.