Backup Heating System Options?
We’re gut rennovating a home in southern NY and the main heating/cooling will be done with Mitsubishi Hyper Heat units. This is zone 5, R25 walls, R55 ceiling and pretty well air sealed.
The house has a previously existing propane fired baseboard system which I had intended to keep as a backup. Unfortunately, the boiler just crapped out so I’m now reconsidering the need for a backup heat source.
We don’t get much cold-cold weather here, I’m confident the hyper heats will keep us comfortable. But I like the idea of being able to fire up the propane when the power goes out, which does happen occasionally here. Or even just turning it on in Jan and Feb when it gets colder.
Howeve, I’m not sure it’s worth the cost of a new boiler. I’d love to hear some thoughts on approaches others have taken. Go with only heat pumps? Put a new boiler in? Another option?
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