Air handler or fan coil for low load home?
I am building a 2,000 sq.ft. townhouse in Oakland, CA. I plan to use a Sanden heat pump hot water heater to provide both domestic hot water and space heating. I am seeking guidance on how best to distribute the heat to the basement, first floor, second floor, and attic loft. Due to budgetary constraints, I am looking for the most economical heating distribution system. While a hydronic distribution system would be nice, I assume forced air is going to be my best bet – let me know if you disagree!
We hired energy vanguard to perform a heat load (there will be no cooling). The home will have a heat load of 15,000 btuh, which equates to needing an air handler or fan coil that can move 600 cfm of air.
I have two questions (for now):
– What is the best approach when designing a forced air distribution system for a low load home?
– Does anyone know of an air handler or fan coil make/model that would be ideal for this application?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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