Heating, cooling, air quality and hot water advice needed
I’ve been trying to get our house plans nailed down for many months now, but it has been a long back and forth with our architect. Now that the plans are close to being finalized I wanted to get back to deciding on how to heat, cool, move air and heat water. I haven’t been able to find an online calculator that has the type of house we want to build, poured in place insulated concrete walls with an insulated concrete roof. We’re leaning toward HK Ties for the insulated wall connectors and LiteDeck for the roof. Walls should be around R30 and roof R50. We are located in Boise Idaho.
I have attached part of the plans. All of the ceilings will have soffits that utilities/HVAC can be run/installed. Will probably move Utility room to what is now labeled Pantry so everything is centrally located. Have thought about placing the outside units on the roof above.
1. Heating/Hot water: I have been looking at Sanden SANCO₂ to provide the DHW and radiant. With concrete floors the thought of radiant heating is appealing.
2. Air Handling: I have talked with Ben at Build Equinox about their CERV unit. I like the system, but the cost might be a no go.
3. Cooling: I really like the idea of using splits for the cooling, but would they be redundant with the radiant heating?
My biggest issue is trying to find someone local to talk to about these things as most all want to push the products they support, Trane, Carrier, etc.
Any advice would be helpful on the above choices or on the house as a whole.
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