Mini Split Sizing – Connecticut
I am hoping to get some assistance/guidance in sizing a heat pump system for a new build in Connecticut. My dad and I are doing as much of the work as possible on this house to keep costs down. That being said, while my dad is a licensed electrician, HVAC is not in our wheelhouse and we do expect to hire out this portion of the project – or at least the labor.
I’ve had a tough time getting local HVAC professionals to size or price anything for me, what is attached came from my local Winsupply. They calc’d our heat loss at ~67k btu/hr, which seems high to me for a new build. We will be insulating to code, with improvements where we can budget them and where we think they they will be most prudent (recommendations welcome).
We are still doing dirtwork at this point, but I am trying to at least develop a plan for the heating/cooling system so I can budget it. I have leaned towards a ductless mini-split system, mostly for ease of installation – I have no problems with the visual aspect of wall mounted handlers.
I will follow-up with the floorplans, below is a summary:
-walkout basement (accessory apt ~1000 sq ft)
-1st floor (main living area ~1000 sq ft)
-2nd floor (2 bedroom/2 bath ~1000 sq ft)
-house faces s/sw
~3000 sq ft of conditioned space
The house will also have a wood-stove from day one, though I do not plan to even use it as my primary heat source.
Any help would be much appreciated,
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