Infloor heat in basement and/or HVAC plus wood heat
I am building new in NW Wisconsin. Tight , well insulated, SIP walls and insulated basement but not passive house. My architect wants hot water heat in the basement slab and 1st floor bathroom floor.He also would like an HVAC system for supplemental heat and AC. I want a centrally located Tulikivi masonry wood heater on 1st level. House will be 2000 sq. ft. basement and one level above basement. No solar. My question is: How much heat is passively carried from the basement to the 1st level. There will be an open stairway to basement. Does radiant heat travel through the wood floors? I don’t really want to invest in an HVAC if I am paying for a boiler for the basement. I am sure the masonry heater will be almost adequate alone on the coldest days if adequatly fired. Should we abandon the in slab heat and just go with HVAC? I am considering an electric storage off-peak HVAC made by Steffes Corp. I am trying to stay away from propane so all would be electrically powered.
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