Without natural gas, is there a better option than electric baseboard heat?
I am currently designing a home to build, that is to be the best compromise of sustainability and affordability. This home is 800 s/f and will have a passive solar heat design, and a wood stove to use our local biomass resource of beetle kill pine, however I need a third heat system for the house (what the City considers to be the primary system). Although natural gas is very cheap in CO, we decided we would rather put the money to run a gas line and install a furnace toward a net metering PV system, since we have the optimal climate for this. Without natural gas, is there a better option than electric baseboard heat? The city boosts our electric fee $1000 to put in a 200 amp line, to use electric resistive heating.
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