In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
If you were to build today...
If you guys were to build today, how would you do it? How would you 'fuel' your system, how would you transfer your heat, and how would you do your air conditioning. I know my mind changes every time I read a new article somewhere. Below are my current local fuel charges and natural gas isn't an option. Electricity could be as high as 17 or even more within the next 5 years (all dependant on a provincially proposed hydro mega project) I'd like to think in a perfect world I'd have radiant heat in-slab and overpours on the wood floors and radiant cooling in the ceilings... but radiant cooling does scare me a little but again this is just my thinking... I'm realistically 2-4 years from building this house that I'll be in for 15-20 years. It's Sunday and I had some downtime so I thought I'd pick the brains of the pro's and see what you guys would do if you were to build for yourself today.
I have to also be honest I'm all about cutting down the monthly bills too... up front cost vs month to month I'm all about blowing it all up front.
I must also say I put in a mini-split for cooling and heating sub in my current home and I would totally consider radiant in-floor every where with a mini-split for cooling if people thought that was the best option. Or even in-slab and forced air throughout the rest of the house would be acceptable. Anyway I will stop rambling and see where this ball rolls with the rest of your guys.
This are my local current prices today.
Furnace Oil - 103.31
Electricity - 11.171 ¢ per kWh
Propane - 69.60