Radiant in Residential

Bidding war breaks out for Toronto home outfitted with radiant floor heating

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 23:09

A century-old home in Toronto has sold quickly and for more than the initial asking price thanks to a bidding war. The Globe and Mail reported that the property was previously owned by the famous Canadian playwright David Young who placed the home on the market without realizing what kind of response he would receive.
The property has been outfitted with a number of modern features to boost both comfort and energy efficiency. According to the news source, the $1.75 million-home underwent a significant renovation. 
"There was a couch house in the back that was falling apart and some rooms in the house you couldn't go in," said Young. "But if you squinted you could see all the original detail was in the house. It hadn't been maintained, but it was all there. So, the idea was to fix it, treat with respect, to make it last another hundred years." 
Young went into the project when he first bought the house knowing that the property would require significant work. The Globe and Mail reported that the house had the plumbing, wiring and heating all updated. The traditional forced hot air technology was removed from the home so that a radiant floor heating system could be put in its place. The eco-friendly solution not only boosts the efficiency of the utility, but also improves comfort. 
The thee-bedroom, four-bath house had a zoned radiant floor heating system put in place that is able to condition and control the temperature in each individual zone of the house. The technology will allow the new homeowners to experience exceptional comfort during the cooler seasons without having to spend a fortune on heating.