100,000 BTU house, air-to-water heat pump recommendations?
My house’s load was computed at about 100,000 BTU. I’m in zone 5b with lots of full sun and a pretty tight envelope. It’s a barn conversion to resi, so it’s a lot of open space, and just a few small rooms. No PV, no pads or wiring for outdoor heat pumps. Maybe PV in spring 2024.
DHW is taken care of – I’ve got a hybrid electrical unit already.
I had an LP Triangle Tube that worked great for 12 years, pumping water through my euro-radiators and concrete slab. It met its end this spring, and I’m considering my next move.
If I stay LP, my easiest path, they’re quoting me $5,800 for a Veissmann BIHE-85, plus 40 hrs labor.
Or, should I invest in heat-pumps now? Do I pair up or triple some Mitsubishis? Do I consider the 100k+ units I see on the pool supply websites? My best local installer seemed to choke a bit on the BTUs needed. FWIW, I’ve got a wood stove to take the chill out if 100k BTU is just not feasible.
Are there solutions to do air-to-water for heat, and mini-splits for targeted cooling?
What direction would you pros go?
Thanks so much!
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