Heating a well insulated small home with only electricity
Hoping someone can offer recommendations for our current heating situation.
We are building a very efficient cottage that will be lived in year round. We’re having an issue on deciding how to heat the home. We will have a backup wood stove but I don’t want to rely on the stove. The issue is we won’t have access to gas, electric will be our only method for heating besides wood/pellet.
1600Sqft over 3 floors including the basement
R40 Sip Panel Walls
R35 Basement Walls
R60 Sip Panel Roof
Triple Pane Windows
7kW-10 DC Solar System
South facing windows to receive passive heat in the winter.
The location is outside of Cochrane Alberta Canada.
We have looked into zuba mitsubishi heat pump and geo thermal. Both are expensive and we think it may be wiser to take that extra money and invest into a larger solar system to offset heating with convention wall heaters and baseboard heaters.
What would you recommend? Would electric infloor heating be an option? We looked into a electric boiler but they’re really not that efficient.
Looking forward to replies.