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Heating Challenge

Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955
range of most ductless, I say look at the EMI line.

Multizone,(up to 4 x 12,000)HPumps, independant circuits and you can get ELECTRIC strip heat for those really cold days

Go to ecr international, select USA then EMI, might be a bit pricy, but hey..if it is what you need.



  • Dave_124
    Dave_124 Member Posts: 1
    Heating Challenge

    OK here's our challenge with a heating system. Our family has a 40+ year old kit house approx. 30'x 25' Wide open floor plan upstairs, lots of glass, high ceiling (12' at the peak), finished basement down (3 small bedrooms, 2 baths below). It is located in Northwestern Connecticut and is heated with electric heat. These electric units (at least one in every room) are beginning to fail - not to mention they've become very costly to operate (and we only keep the place 40-45 degrees in the winter when we're not there - mainly a summer use home, occasional winter use)

    We are looking to replace these with another solution but seem to run into roadblocks at every turn.

    1. No room in the house for a traditional furnace or heat pump
    2. Temperatures can drop well below 32 in the winter, so it seems a split/ductless "Mr. Slim" type system is out of the question, correct?
    3. Replacing existing registers with new electric units will be very costly to operate (CT has the highest electricity rates in the lower 48)

    I had one heating professional suggest installing one LP gas fired gravity wall furnace on each level which might work... (Appearance of the units are just OK) It would be a bit of a challenge for installation due to space availalble downstairs, plus - 3 sides of the house are surrounded by deck (so venting is a concern as well)

    Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to where I might look for a solution? I'd really appreciate any input!!

    STEVEN MARKS Member Posts: 154
    electric heat

    Try calling William Perotti and Sons in East Canaan, CT. They have a very good reputation in the NorthWest Corner.
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
    retro fit

    How about doing a homerun system and use panel rads with trv and use a wall mounted cond/modulating boiler ,there is usually a way to do anything but it usually is always based on money and time which from the sounds of things would take a bit of both .have you tried to contact a pro from this site it might be a start peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Mike D_7
    Mike D_7 Member Posts: 22
    Deck House?

    Is this a Deck House?

    I live in Brookfield CT and have a Deck house too. I'd be glad to show you the heating system I completed last year.

    Oil fired boiler, baseboard, primary-seconday w/ODR & indirect HW, Tekmar controls. I already had baseboard, but there are ways......

    It's possible to add a baseboard loop and any boiler you want. I've used about 600 gallons of oil since December of 06. Heat set at 71 deg w/night setback.

    E-mail me if you're looking for ideas.

    Mike D
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