At Annadel Builders Inc., our team of fine home builders has experience designing and creating custom homes in the beautiful setting of Northern California. As residents of Sonoma and Napa counties, we are familiar with the local climates can and provide helpful suggestions for designing your home to ensure year-round comfort. Keep reading for our innovative tips on creating a home that stays warm or contact us today to learn more about our North Bay fine home building services.

Radiant Ceiling Panels

Radiant ceiling panels heat the interior of your home from above, spreading heat using heat transfer principles. These panels work according to the same principles of an outdoor environment with sunny skies. Radiant ceiling panels use electricity as their sole utility and can heat to a range of temperature operation between 1500 to 170 degrees within minutes of being activated.

Some of the benefits of radiant ceiling panels include:

  • Low maintenance
  • 100% energy efficient
  • Attractive design
  • Provides an even temperature for the entire room from floor to ceiling
  • Allows customization of heated areas

Warm Floors

Radiant floor heating is a highly efficient means of warming a house, increasing comfort while reducing energy costs. This method of heating words by supplying warmth via hot-water tubes or electric wires placed beneath the flooring. Radiant floor mats can be used to warm stone, tile, hardwood, carpeting, or concrete. Almost any floor can be warmed keeping your feet warm and happy in your home!


Few things are more inviting than a warm fireplace during cooler months. Everyone loves relaxing in front of the fire with friends and family. While wood fireplaces are ideal for achieving the authentic look and feel of a fireplace, gas fireplaces offer many of the benefits of a traditional fireplace without the hassle. Electric fireplace options start warming within minutes of simply plugging into an outlet.

Outdoor Fireplaces

With fairly moderate winter temperatures, outdoor fireplaces are a wonderful option for homes in Sonoma and Napa counties! They facilitate the expansion of a home’s functional living area by creating a outdoor space that is fun, comfortable, and visually attractive. Outdoor fireplaces can give a home’s deck, patio, or backyard a gorgeous focal point that combines practicality with warmth.

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your Northern California home is a great way to extend the time you spend outside! They are a great place for friends and family to gather while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors for more months a year. There are endless options for fireplace design and they can be designed to fit with any design aesthetic.

Geothermal Heating

A geothermal heating system is one of the most environmentally friendly and efficient means of regulating your home’s temperature. The earth absorbs nearly half the solar energy received on the planet resulting in a year-round constant, moderate temperature just below the surface. In contrast, outside air temperature varies greatly from winter to summer, making traditional heating and cooling least efficient when most needed. While traditional systems utilize outside air as the means of heating and cooling an indoor space, geothermal systems uses the constant and stable temperature of the earth. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are much more efficient and can cut your heating, cooling, and hot water costs significantly.