Each family member could set the control unit in their entryway to their liking
I would love to tear out my oil furnace, ductwork & all of the vents & substitute the system with radiant flooring. If it were cost-effective to totally change-out the furnace, I would invest in a boiler. The boiler would install in the basement & connect to a series of pipes under the floors. The components of the furnace would be entirely concealed. They wouldn’t detract from aesthetics, take up fancy residing space or require myself and others to arrange my furniture around them. The radiant floor furnace would operate silently, require no maintenance & never introduce dust or other contaminants into the air. With radiant flooring, the heat is spread evenly across the surface of the floor from corner to corner, everything that touches the floor gets warmed up to further radiate heat. Because there are no drafts or freezing surfaces, it’s possible to set a lower control unit setting without sacrificing comfort. Plus, radiant heat doesn’t overly dry out the air, avoiding the need for a humidifier. The heat rises slowly upward & the temperature between floor & ceiling never varies more than numerous degrees from the control unit setting. I love that radiant flooring allows for zone control. With a control unit in each room, I wouldn’t need to spend money to heat unused areas of the house. Each family member could set the control unit in their entryway to their liking. The residing room wouldn’t consistently know a little colder than the rest of the beach house because of the sizable windows. I’d save money every month on my energy bills. If I ever have the occasion to design & build my own house, it will be equipped with radiant radiant floors.