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hydronic or forced air heat

pappa Member Posts: 2
HI first time here I built a 32x40 residential pole shed with 10/12 pitch ,vinyl siding and a steel roof  a living area above [man cave]. so I will also need a hot water  heater  and air cond.

I  haven't done concrete yet would you suggest hydronic infloor  or forced air house furnace 96% efficient . I have ten foot  ceilings  if I do infloor how do I get air cond for the upper level. which will be the cheapest to run on nat gas. also by code I believe if I went forced air I would need two furnaces. I live in minnnesota


  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766

    Have a room by room heat loss done . Use the water heater as your source for space heating also  and put a properly sized ductless split for ac . More details would be good like is the upper level open to below ?  What are the R values of the walls , roof , how many , what type , what size windows and doors . Can you draw a floor plan showing these things for us ?
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
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  • pappa
    pappa Member Posts: 2

    it will have a separate entrance for up stairs I small window 10"x24" on the main level and upstairs 4 - 18x 30' windows . no insulation right now 
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,418

    Is right, radiant floor, ductless ac .