Radiant in Residential

Retired Bears player enjoyed a radiant floor heating system

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:56

A retired Chicago Bears wide receiver is listing his Lake Forest mansion for sale. The Chicago Tribune reported that Tom Waddle, who is now a Chicago-based sportscaster and talk show host, listed the property last Friday with his wife. The 8,161-square-foot home is listed for close to $4 million and contains six bedrooms.
According to the news source, the home has been outfitted with a number of luxury features including seven baths, custom white oak floors, wainscotting and a finished lower level with a home theater and second kitchen. In addition, there is a first-floor master suite, four en-suite bedrooms, a wine tasting room, exercise room and a four car garage on the 1.78 acre piece of property. 
Waddle and his wife have also been enjoying the comfort and energy efficiency of a radiant floor heating system in the home. The Chicago Tribune reported that most of the rooms were outfitted with the sustainable heating option. 
A radiant floor heating system allows a homeowner to reduce the expense of keeping a space warm during cool months. Because the utility option decrease heat loss, reducing the amount of energy escaping in the walls or outside of the home, the heater has to work less to keep a space at a set temperature. Working less results in less energy being consumed, which means a homeowner has to pay for less oil or natural gas. Larger homes are also able to build a radiant floor heating system in various zones so that little-used spaces can 
In addition to the ability to decrease operational costs, radiant floor heating has become popular because it provides exceptional comfort. The temperature inside a home will remain consistent and highly controlled by a smart thermostat.