Heating and cooling a ICF and SIP house
Hello, I am building a ICF foundation and SIP home in VT.
I am looking for suggestions on the best affordable system to Heat / cool and vent this home.
Right now I am leaning towards a HTP Versa Hydro Heating system PHE-130-80S
I was planning on putting radiant in the slab, and have a forced hot air system for the 1st and second floor and prep for future solar hot water and prep for running a condenser to cool in the future.
My foundation is in and getting ready to pour the basement floor.
he house has a 1,000 sq ft foot print 28 x 26 salt box with a full walk out basement, with a living area 1 bedroom and full bath
first floor 1 bedroom 1.5 bath Cathedral living room
a second floor with loft and another bedroom.
I am open to suggestions and comments, but please understand I am not a Heating expert, and I do not stay in Holiday Inns so please speak owner builder understandable English.
My budget is very tight and I hopping to get set up in a system that I can add to in the future.
It would be so much easier for me to have an exchange of e-mails but I was told to post my questions here.
Not sure if I can post my house plans here or not?
Thanks for any feedback
Andy in VT
follow up questions
if I use a small furnace, and limited central duct work, howe do I cool or provide AC and will that also take care of HVAC venting for the sip house?
If I use mini splits system, how do I heat my hot water? do I use a on demand hot water heating unit?
Andy in VT
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