Hi Folks, I’m hoping someone will be able to provide some advice on a choice of heating system for my new build. It will be a 1200sq ft IFC bungalow with a 4’frost-wall slab. It will be located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
I am leaning towards radiant in-floor heat (hot water) with a propane boiler, but I’m starting to 2nd guess if that is the right decision. I had an energy assessment done based off my home plan and 12,000 Btu/h Minisplit, HSPF 12 was recommended with a Hybrid Heat Pump water heater based on Region 5.
My concern with the heat pump is I want a heating system that offers even heat distribution, and I especially don’t want cold floors, hence why I’m leaning towards in-floor heating.
Does anyone have advice if my choice of in-floor heating is a good choice? And if so, is a propane boiler a better option over an electric water heater? Or should I go with the heat pump?
Thank you for any advice.