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Carpet vs Wood flooring

15 years ago

Need some advice or words of experience on energy efficiency.

I live in Southern Orange County, NY. We get cold winters, very cold. My 1275 sq ft ranch is built on a slab. I recently had vinyl kitchen flooring replaced with engineered hardwood and notice the floor feels much warmer on my feet.

As my hallway and living room carpeting comes near the end of its lifecycle, I wonder if I should replace with more carpeting or go with wood.

What is warmer and will be more energy efficient with my gas/hot water heated house?

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