I bought an old house that had a coal furnace converted to gas. It was
toasty in Winter and the bills were never over $400 I don't know if
that's good or not. A friend convinced my ex that radiant heat is more
efficient and more healthy and while I was out of town...All the
ceilings were torn down in order to install "pex" ....and all the
ductwork was torn out ....not the 100 yr old furnace just the ductwork
and the giant fan on top of the furnace. Two freezing winters later he
left and I am trying to figure out what to do. I got a quote for a new
furnace and ducts $6500 IF I remove the old furnace. A friend gave me
a new European boiler that needs to be converted to 110.
Will old floors be able to stand the extra weight of pipes full of
water. Should I try zone heating first? I bought a celing fan that
has a ceramic heater built it would that work for all the rooms?
I don't have $6500 do you think radiant heat will be cheaper?
What would you do?