I grew up in the Southeastern part of the country, and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I finally moved away. When I was offered a job in the midwest, I decided to take it so that I could expose myself to a different part of the country. I really like the change of pace, and I have enjoyed exploring all of the new scenery around me. However, the one thing that I don’t like about living in the midwest is the cold weather. When the winter months kick in I have to leave my heater on all the time just to keep my house somewhat comfortable. I have a pretty dependable heating system, so I don’t tend to worry about it giving out on me. One thing I do have to deal with is a pretty hefty utility bill. It’s knows just about every day where I live, so I don’t have the option of turning my heater off most days. I pay much more on my utility bill than I did when I lived in the southeast. I plan on living here for a few more years, so I’m seriously considering having radiant flooring installed in my home. Radiant floors are much more efficient than traditional heaters because they disperse the warm air evenly throughout a house quickly. I know that the upfront cost will be pretty high, but I think I will save money in the long term because I will not be running my heater all the time. Several of my friends at work have recommended that I get the heated floors installed, so I take this as a good sign. It seems like they are very happy to have them in their home.