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Benefits of Heated Floors in Cold Climates

Benefits of Heated Floors in Cold Climates

Home Improvement
Warm up your feet and your entire home with radiant floor heating. The system can be a DIY project or installed by professionals. Heated floors use either electric cables or PEX tubing that is pumped with hot water to deliver heat to the floor surface. It is a more efficient and comfortable alternative to forced air heating. Improved Circulation Unlike forced-air systems that rely on vents, floor-heating systems uniformly warm the floor and room. This eliminates cold spots and avoids drafts that make you feel uncomfortable. Moreover, heated floors can directly heat people and objects without heating the air, which helps reduce energy consumption and bills. This heating method also doesn’t pick up and circulate dust or allergens in the same way that traditional systems do, maki...
Garden Lighting Ideas – Enhancing Your Outdoor Space at Night

Garden Lighting Ideas – Enhancing Your Outdoor Space at Night

Garden
Garden lighting ideas should strike a balance between practical and decorative purposes. For example, solar-powered crackle glass orbs that double as a wind chime provide ambience while helping to illuminate pathways and keep after-dark visitors safe from tripping hazards. A well-placed light can dramatically alter the appearance of a plant, object or feature. Lighting from front, side and back can wash them with a soft glow, define shape or cast dramatic shadows. Upcycled Lanterns Clever lighting can transform your garden into a sociable gathering space well after the sun goes down. Discreet up-lighting can enhance the shape of trees and planting, throwing their silhouettes into relief and transforming fountains into dynamic sparkling features. Use lights to mark pathways, pr...