Re: Type of A/C system **with radiant floors
Thanks again for the continued replies.
My basement in my new home will be completely below grade with two egress windows. The basement will be radiant in-floor hot water heated as will the main floor. The reason we are going with in-floor radiant heat is because there is no comparison. I, like my husband, grew up with forced air heat -- it is horrible dries your skin, causes static, and even the slight noise of the air blowing... but the biggest advantages of in-floor radiant heat is the comfort of heat, how it warms the floor and furniture (not [I]just [/I]the air) and the cost (I am always cold and with forced air I ran the heat at about 74 with radiant I run it at about 68.... plus I have an open direct system which means the water comes into the house goes through the whole house filter and softener then into the in-floor pipes THEN into the 50 gallon water heater... it flushes the pipes every time I use a faucet. My one water heater supplies my potable water and my heat -- like I said cheap & efficient).
My current home I went through putting in ducts because we were uncertain how excellent the radiant heat would be and had the option to go forced air PLUS we didn't know what to do about central air.... but now we'd never go to force air for heat but we are still stuck with the a/c problem.
Does anyone have any information on the high velocity systems? Any manufactures they could suggest as reliable or that they had good luck with? OR any other suggestions for cooling?