Yes, gas forced heating is preferred in western Washington. Electric forced heating and cooling is preferred in central and eastern Washington due to lower utility rates. Radiant heat is very popular in bathrooms. Hydronic is more efficient but either one (hydronic or electric) involves lots of work if repairs are needed.... more
Bamboo is probably the worst flooring you could put into your house.
I had bamboo installed in June 2014 but by October the boards had separated and cracked.
Some of the boards have 1/4 inch gaps in them and are beyond fixing.
I purchased my floor from Lumber Liquidators who refuse to do any thing to help me even though I followed all the instructions from them on how to install bamboo flooring including having the humidity in your house set right.
Lumber Liquidators supposedly have a 30 year warranty with their bamboo flooring but it is basically a worthless piece of paper as they will not honour the guarantee.
Bamboo is not hard wearing and scratches very easily and I would not recommend installing it in your home.... more