HVAC For Tight Envelope House
Alright…help me out if you can. I’m a home owner designing a 3,000 sf house in West Virginia, breaking ground next year. I’m deep into systems research and have benifited greatly from this site.
Question concerns what type of heating system I should plan to install. I keep hearing of stories like “My buddy built a house that was super insulated. He has an electric furnace and his electric bill is like $300 a year”. If this is at all reality why would I think about investing in geothermal? It sounds like I should put money into super tight and insulated and save money upfront (I know this is contrary thinking) with an efficient gas furnace. I have to shave money somewhere.