Getting heat installed in a house?

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Old 01-30-15, 04:50 AM
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Getting heat installed in a house?

We have a house with no installed heat. Electreic heaters and the like have been used for a few years, but now we're ready to look into getting an actual heating system installed that will bring the house up to code in that department.

Any suggestions on what's the cheapest and most reliable system to install into an already built house?
 
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Old 01-30-15, 04:59 AM
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Does the house have duct work for a forced air system? room to install ductwork?
 
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Old 01-30-15, 05:27 AM
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Ductless split heat pump(s) might be worth a look ... I see ads on the right side of this page for Mr Slim which seem to get favorable reviews .
 
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Old 01-30-15, 07:38 AM
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What about fuel? Is natural gas available?
 
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Old 01-30-15, 01:22 PM
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How did this home get a Certificate of Occupancy without a fixed heating system?
 
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Old 01-30-15, 01:39 PM
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It wasn't uncommon for the lower priced homes built in the 50's and 60's in fla to not have any heat systems .... but most were upgraded within 20 yrs or so.
 
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Old 01-30-15, 04:14 PM
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Alas, there is no duck work. Natural gas is an option, I think, there's a gas hook and piping which ups through the floor to install a gas heater in the front of the house. Not sure of the condition of all that piiping.
 
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Old 01-31-15, 03:54 AM
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Is this a single story house? if so, it's not a big deal to run all the duct work in the attic.
You really need to have some HVAC guys come out to evaluate and suggest what makes the most sense for your house and budget.
 
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Old 01-31-15, 04:25 AM
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What part of Georgia are you located in? In most outlying areas of larger cities, NG is not an option. Only LPG is available. If you are in north Georgia you could get by with a heat pump. As Marksr says, it is best to have someone from a HVAC company come out and do an evaluation, including heat loss via windows and doors, insulation, etc. to determine if you can use a heat pump or if a Propane fired heat system will be best. We live in the mountains of NGA and have a heat pump, but also have a wood fired plenum heater in the basement for auxiliary heat when it gets below 15 degrees.
 
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