03 Jun '12, 3pm

Green Building Q&A: HVAC Recommendations and Costs for a tight well insulated home

We are at the stage of determining the HVAC system for our new near passive home 2 story home (Upstate NY zone 5a). The Manual J run by my builder (total heating load ~14,000, cooling ~20,000) is attached along with the floor plans. We do not want a visible unit in the main living area. We are concerned about getting even heating and cooling in the master suite and upstairs where noise transmission is an issue (we both work from home). Backup heat will be with a wood stove but the building inspector will probably want another source if we use a heat pump.

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