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Old 03-28-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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I am building a new house and would like to know the most efficient way to heat my home...Radiant, wood burning stove, forced hot air. What gas type propane natural gas. Any information would help. Construction will begin in June.

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Old 03-28-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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I am building a new house and would like to know the most efficient way to heat my home...Radiant, wood burning stove, forced hot air. What gas type propane natural gas. Any information would help. Construction will begin in June.

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Too many unknown variables to make a suggestion. Quite a bit depends on the architectural characteristics of the structure as well as physical location. Best to consult area HVAC outfit who should be able to explain the benefits and cost factors of systems.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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another suggestion is to contact a well-known heating/plumbing/oil/propane company...most are very knowledgeable and very helpful....I don't know if I am permitted to toss out a suggestion - yikes, I hope I don't get in trouble, but one of the well-known and respected companies is Cota and Cota.....you can always give them a call...you might need to hire them to do some of the work and then again for information gathering purposes I think you will find them helpful and informative.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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another suggestion is to contact a well-known heating/plumbing/oil/propane company...most are very knowledgeable and very helpful....I don't know if I am permitted to toss out a suggestion - yikes, I hope I don't get in trouble, but one of the well-known and respected companies is Cota and Cota.....you can always give them a call...you might need to hire them to do some of the work and then again for information gathering purposes I think you will find them helpful and informative.
I use them to service my forced hot air system. (I hate forced hot air, but that's another story.) When time comes to replace the old unit, I'll be using them for that.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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After living with oil, wood and forced hot air in VT for 44 years I can't tell you how much we enjoy radiant floor heat.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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I would seriously consider a dual system. For primary use, a ground source heat pump. For backup and occasional use, a wood fired system that doesn't require any electric power. All energy costs will continue to rise, so I'd put every spare nickel into added insulation and good windows, and make sure it was properly sited for solar gain in the winter.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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I would seriously consider a dual system. For primary use, a ground source heat pump. For backup and occasional use, a wood fired system that doesn't require any electric power. All energy costs will continue to rise, so I'd put every spare nickel into added insulation and good windows, and make sure it was properly sited for solar gain in the winter.
Good advice.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'm with Targo...I LOVE radiant heat. We don't have it (boo) but my parents do in their newly built house. Nothing like having warm floors to walk on in winter.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Wood stove can be the most affordable if you know where to get the wood. Of course, you may want another source to keep the pipes from freezing when you're away. Natural gas isn't available in much of the state as far as I know. Propane is expensive. Heating oil is expensive. Kerosene isn't cheap anymore either.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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We are going to build a house this year and are thinking radiant in the basement, baseboards upstairs and a wood or gas backup. I need to check out geothermal.
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