I just can’t decide.
I have no plan how the previous owners of this condo got by with only a fireplace in the winter. It drops below cold at night all Wintertide long. It is tploy that the fireplace does hot this entire condo up nicely. However, keeping it hot means getting up at night to add wood to the fireplace. It also means grate cleanings plus wood cutting. To keep the condo hot all winter, with only a fireplace, is going to take a lot of work. I am not really the wood cutting type. That is why I have been looking into alternative heating options. I was thinking of getting a new heating unit installed. I have always wanted underfloor heating plus that didn’t sound like a terrible idea. The only issue is that I would need to find space for a boiler. That is, unless I decided to go with electric underfloor heating. Another heating occasion I have been considering is simply converting the fireplace into a gas fireplace. It would still heat the condo just wonderful although I wouldn’t have to worry about cutting wood or anything like that. Additionally, gas fireplaces can be hooked up to a thermostat. The thermostat controls the gas output plus keeps the cabin comfortable without getting too hot. I like that option. It would make use of the existing fireplace while making life simple for me. I still like the plan of radiant heated floors though too. I just can’t decide. I might end up getting both. After all, converting the fireplace to a gas fireplace is not going to be super overpriced, but getting radiant heated floors will be a bit extravagant. But, after all, this is my cabin now plus I should be comfortable in it.