Direct vent fireplace instead of furnace
I am building a 1400 sq ft super insulated home in Wisconsin. The total heat load will be 22,000 BTUs and the floor plan is mostly open. I am considering a modulating direct vent fireplace as my sole heat source. I wonder with the high insulation R values planned might it work fine. Am I crazy? Are they too noisy? Will it last a decade or so? Other than heat circulation issues are there other downsides.
thanks, john linck the toymaker
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