I'm finishing my basement (open floor plan, 800sqft, walk-out, full height, cinderblock walls, no water issues, in New York). It will have 2" EPS ins ulation on interior of cinderblock walls, covered with sheetrock. I have hydronic radiators in main floor of the house (oil-fired boiler) and I also have just installed a mini-split A/C & Heat pump system for all rooms of h ouse with capacity for one more unit of 18,000BTU. I'm going to install th at last one to air condition the basement.
My question is: should I rely on that mini-split to heat the basement, or s hould I install a new hydronic zone for the basement and install some baseb oards?
I just don't want to be done and then have to tear open walls to install pi pe and baseboards if it's going to be too cold to watch tv and hang out dow n there.
All comments and opinions appreciated, especially if based on experience. Thanks Theodore