I am in the middle of remodeling my house, and I am trying to select modern appliances that will up the style and overall functionality of the home. It is an old house, so it is long overdue for some upgrades. One thing I am seriously considering is having radiant flooring installed. Radiant flooring works by heating the home through the wood floors of the home. This allows the heat to disperse evenly throughout all areas instead of simply blowing through a few air vents. This has proven to be more efficient for those who use it because they are not having to run their HVAC systems for long amounts of time. Radiant floors can get the job done faster and in a better way. Another feature I would like to have is zone controlled air conditioning. This allows the homeowner to adjust the temperature within individual rooms instead of heating or cooling the entire house at once. Again, this is a beneficial feature because it increases the efficiency of the heating and cooling system within a home. I think this would allow me and my husband to get along better. We are constantly arguing about how we should adjust the thermostat. With zone controlled climate control, he could set the living room to a cool setting, and I could work in my office without feeling too cold. I really think that we are going to enjoy these upgrades. It is going to require a pretty large upfront cost to get the heating and cooling system exactly how we want it, but the benefits will be worth it. We probably should have had them done years ago!