What is the best heating and cooling plan for renovating an old building into apartments?
We currently have central forced air that has the ductwork going through the cold attic, and the suspended ceiling. I would like to tear out the suspended ceiling and put up drywall over the old broken lathe and plaster.
Should I run new duct work under the floor to floor registers (we have room for this since there is space above the ground floor's suspended ceiling).
Or should I install electric baseboard heat, and a mini split A/C unit.
Another option is to run Pex tubing up from an existing gas boiler in the basement and add old cast iron radiators. But then we would still need an A/C unit for each apartment.
This is a 1930's brick building located in zone 5A or Southeast Iowa.
Posted Thu, 12/19/2013 - 01:37
Edited Thu, 12/19/2013 - 07:06
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