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Confused — We are in the process of remodeling a home in upper N.H.

firstcall | Posted in Mechanicals on

We have used Zip R on the exterior sheeting, Zip board on the roof sheeting and foamed the interior to R-27 wall and R-38 roof. We were ready to install radiant floor heat using warm board.

I am thinking mini split for the 2nd floor bedroom and return hot water for the main floor and basement.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    I think you forgot to ask a question.

  2. user-2890856 | | #2

    Like Martin , I think something is missing . if your structure is already standing and you are going to do radiant floor I suggest WarmBoard R . I also suggest having a detailed room by room neat loss done by someone qualified , someone not restrained by what the program he is using tells him . A proper design will be key to you not receiving a terrib;le job by someone stating they are an expert .

  3. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Perhaps the clue to your unasked question can be found in your first word: "confused." Perhaps you are asking, "How should we heat this home?"

    Here are links to a few articles to get you started:

    Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated House

    Choosing HVAC Equipment for an Energy-Efficient Home

    Will Minisplits Replace Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems?

    Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole House

    Heating Options for a Small Home

    All About Radiant Floors

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