09 Aug '12, 10pm

Green Building Q&A: Supplemental heat when we are away

We are about to start construction on our new home in Zone 6B upstate NY and are going to be putting in a 3 to 1 Mitusbishi mini split with two units ducted downstairs (living and master bedroom areas) and one wall or ducted unit upstairs. The house is 2,700 sf. with heating of ~13,000 BTU needed. The system should still provide enough heat at 17 degrees (16,000 BTU) and we plan to our wood stove for backup heat if it drops below 17 degrees or if the power goes out. Our question is what if we leave for an extended vacation of more than a few days in the winter and the temperature drops to below zero for a week? We would not be there to run the wood stove. What inexpensive source of heat could we have as insurance for this situation? I don't want to add an ugly electric baseboard for a once in 10 year event.

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