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10:32PM | 06/03/14
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If I understand right, geothermal radiant in-floor heat is more expensive to install in new construction than a geothermal forced-air system? Given a tight budget, if we chose geothermal but did the forced-air for heat (we also need a/c for medical reasons), then would geothermal forced -air be enough to provide heat in the winter when it goes down to -30 degrees C outside? Or would we need electric baseboard heaters and wood stove to heat the house on those colder days?
One other question about in-floor heat is does it retain the heat in the room or cool down quickly when turned off... I'm thinking of the days in the spring and fall when the night we use heat but in the day, if it gets really hot, we use the a/c. Overall, I'm guessing that forced-air would be the better way to go for us but I still like the idea of geothermal. Any suggestions to this? Thanks!

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