But in all that time I never experienced radiant heated wall panels before, and I was totally blown away on a recent trip when I encountered that type of heating.
Despite my meager upbringing, I’m no stranger to fancy houses. My mom had her own custom window treatment company, and as a child I visited many clients’ homes with her. They had the money to spend thousands of dollars on hand made window treatments, so you better believe their houses were amazing. I was well behaved, so it wasn’t a problem for me to sit quietly as my mom did her consultations and installations. Sometimes the owners weren’t even home, and then I got to explore their homes a little. That being said, I’ve seen some expensive home features in my day. But in all that time I never experienced radiant heated wall panels before, and I was totally blown away on a recent trip when I encountered that type of heating. Everyone that I know has a simple furnace or boiler to warm their homes in the winter, and I’ve heard about radiant heated flooring before without having actually touched my toes to it; however, I’ve never in my life been aware of the existence of a radiant heating method that was hidden beneath wallpaper. I went to a new friend’s home recently, and was leaning against his living room wall as we all hung out. It was delightfully toasty indoors without experiencing any drafts from air vents or loud ventilation sounds, but I assumed they had a modernized HVAC unit and didn’t think much of it. Then I realized my back was actually warmed from the wall itself! He acted like their radiant heated walls were totally normal, but I couldn’t get over it.