1890 Inn Going green? Should I Convert to electric baseboard?
I am planning an extensive renovation of an 1890 seashore Victorian in Bay Head NJ that was originally built as an Inn. My plans are to remove the existing plaster walls to the studs, with new insulation, sheetrocking, new electric, plumbing and adding Central Air throughout the 3 floors with new duct work. I am planning on installing solar panels to the home. I would love to make the home as close to self sufficient with energy as possible and am researching replacing the natural gas hot water baseboard with electric baseboard. This would make the home entirely run by electric which would hopefully be entirely powered by solar.
My concerns are whether the electric baseboard can sufficiently heat a 600 square foot room with 10 foot ceilings? If so, how many would I need at how many watts? I have the ability to put in natural gas forced hot air on the 1st floor and electric on Floors 2 & 3 where the ceilings are lower but would prefer to do all electric if possible. Any thoughts greatly appreciated..