I've got myself into a unique situation. My father past away and now I'm the guy that has to take care of my mother. I'm trying to fill his shoes, but it has been a real challenge. My mother's 40 year old house is all electric heat. She has an AC air handler installed in the attack with a heat pump and every room has ceiling cable. Now some of the rooms are finally not repairable anymore. Last year she used space heaters and the electric bill is now out of sight.
There isn't any natural gas service to the house, so natural gas, propane, oil, wood, coal, and pellets are out of the question for me. Now What? I'm stuck with electricity. Boy, what a challenge! I have to figure out what options I have to give her heat without gutting the place and going to the bank for a mortgage to do it. I have been told that she wants me to fix it using her existing equipment, but add to it for it to work. I love you mom, but WOW!
I've considered adding an electric duct heater for her AC air handler, changing out her electric hot water heater and installing an electric boiler with a coil in the AC air handler, and giving her 220 volt baseboard heaters.
I was hoping to draw from the wealth of knowledge here on this forum to solve my problem. Maybe EMF has some ideas? I was searching stoker-mans EMF website trying to figure out some options which won't break the bank, cause me to totally remodel her house, and be energy efficient using electricity only. This all electric heating is difficult for me. I'm a coal, wood, and natural gas kind of guy.
So, any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks