Radiant in Residential

Traditional style gets facelift with energy efficiency upgrades

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:12

Potential homebuyers fixating on finding a property with traditional, old world charm and eco-friendly upgrades are in luck. An English Tudor styled home that was built in 1929 has recently been listed as for sale. Located in the community of Evanston, Illinois, the house has many of the elegant features that are traditional for homes built in the 1920s. These include a dramatic, curved staircase with wrought-iron railings, tiled mosaics that are original to the house, Indiana limestone exterior facade and high ceilings, reports Evanston Now. 
All of these features and more make the property a unique piece of history. In addition, in the pursuit of making the house more habitable for the modern homeowner. According to the news source, the house has been upgraded with cosmetic changes and new technologies and appliances. A new high-end, chef-ready kitchen has been installed with the latest development in appliances. The master suite has been redone to include a more expansive walk-in closet and a renovated bathroom. In addition to these changes, the last homeowners also determined that a radiant floor heating system would be a worthwhile investment.
Radiant floor heating is a high-quality utility option for residential property owners. The option allows the older-styled home to remain comfortably heated throughout the year without difficulties or extreme utility bills. As energy costs continue to rise, many potential homebuyers are looking for properties that feature more sustainable solutions. Oil and gas prices and skyrocketing and energy experts don't expect them to significantly come down any time soon. By installing a radiant floor heating system in this property, the homeowners were able to see a reduction in heating utility bills without sacrificing comfort.