...in a brand new house on Long Island, NY, what would you choose? It is essentially an L-shaped cedar-shingled two-story colonial with an additional great room and a full basement - about 2000 sf. There is no public gas main running underground. Being new to the homebuilding game (this will be my personal residence), I am a bit overwhelmed by the myriad of options that are available for heating/cooling - gas, oil, heat pump, geothermal, solar, etc. In a dream world I would want a system that is inexpensive, requires little/no maintenance and is very efficient. So in reality I am hoping to find a system that provides an ideal compromise on all fronts. Oh, by the way, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has some of the highest rates in the country (14-17 cents per kwh). Any suggestions?
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