Does anyone have experience with Spacepak Hydronic HVAC?
Zone 6 – Toronto,
My Manual J is as follows (although it needs to be updated):
Basement – 5900 BTU Cooling, 8000 BTU Heating
First Floor – 5900 BTU Cooling, 3200 BTU Heating
Second Floor – 4300 BTU Cooling, 2700 BTU Heating
Third Floor – 6300 BTU Cooling, 3800 BTU Heating
21.3 MBH Total Cooling
17.7 MBH Total Heating
I am planning to do a ducted minisplit system in my current build. 4 outdoor units, 4 mini ducted units (one on each floor for zoning). However, I am worried that I won’t be able to get adequate ductwork through the ceilings to get an effective system. (ductwork must be hidden, I can’t have bulkheads)
However, my HVAC guy is starting to push me towards Spacepak, so I took a look and called the company. essentially the proposed is the Solstice Air-to-water heat pump, and 4 Aircell high velocity units instead.
I’m not familiar with Air-to-water systems, nor have I worked with Spacepak before. I like the idea of going high velocity and 2″ flex ducts, as I will be able to run it through walls and LVL’s and hide the ductwork much easier. Also, The aircells static pressure is 1.2″water, vs fujitsu’s or mitsubishis miniducts are closer to 0.3.
However, spacepaks website and marketing materials are uninfomative and not the best looking. Not sure how these systems work or what the potential issues are.
Does anyone have any experience with them? or have any recommendations?
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