[Greenbuilding] Heat pump vs radiant

Matt Dirksen dirksengreen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 10:22:42 MDT 2013


Are you concerned about having to ever "cool" or reduce the moisture in the
house? If so, then a minisplit could be more comprehensive and adaptable in
the long run, even though it isn't quite the "quality" heat that radiant
heat puts out. Given the east coast's heat wave last week, I'm sure many
were clamoring for air conditioning if they didn't have it.


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn <
info at ecobrooklyn.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am building an Earthship for a client in NY and he wants it bigger than
> is ideal for an earthship, thus it will need supplemental heating and
> cooling.
>
> My question is whether I should heat the space with radiant heating or
> with a minisplit. Either system will be fueled by panels (thermal and PV).
> Gennaro Brooks-Church
> Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
> Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
> www.EcoBrooklyn.com
> 22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
>
>
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