HVAC for Climate zone 6, NY State
I am preparing to build our home this upcoming year. I thought I had my mind make up on what to do for HVAC but now I’m not so sure. I am self performing a lot of labor.
-2,700 square foot home. Two story. Living room is about 18 x 18, open to two stories.
-2×6 wall filled with batts, 2” rigid exterior foam. Huber Zip wrb.
-I have plenty of windows, Marvin elevate.
-shooting for under 1ach50.
– natural gas is available
I was planning to do hydronic radiant throughout, using the ultra fin system. A/c will be ducted forced air, zoned into 3, with a dual or variable speed unit. We are not a fan of forced air heat. One concern I have is that I am already being inefficient in using two different systems for heating/cooling. Now, radiant will be fairly inexpensive for me as I can run all the pipe, install the fins, etc. However, will it be effective in a tight and well insulated home.
I am not a huge fan of the ductless mini splits. National Grid (our utility company) has some incentives right now for heat pump systems. My budget is limited, I’m not building a super expensive home, but I would like to install a decent hvac system, balanced with efficiency and cost. Can someone give me some ideas based on their experience?
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