Need Recommendation for an Electric Heater
I’m building a home office that includes two separate spaces, separated by a sound-proofed wall. (i.e. no penetrations in that wall if at all possible. It’s framed with double 2×4 studs separated with a 2″ air gap.)
The two spaces are 12’x13′ feet and 12’x20′. Ceilings are angled, but average about 8.5′. My walls and floor will be roughly R-33 (dense-packed cellulose) and ceilings will be roughly R-45 (also dense-packed cellulose).
I thought about using mini-splits to heat these spaces, but after talking to a heat pump installer about it, it seems like overkill. He recommended I just use electric baseboards. I’ve seen lots of mentions here of other electric heat options, including radiant cove heaters wall-mounted, oil-filled radiators. I’ve also seen “infrared” ceiling panels, which seem to be just electric resistance heat mounted overhead, unless I’m missing something.
So… which would you pick for these spaces?
Bonus points: can I get away with skipping an ERV setup for this building, or is that a bad move? (I am air sealing to the best of my ability, so I’m assuming it will be pretty tight when I’m done.)
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