Gary L wrote:I said that, "if I ever build again" in jest! It will never happen!
Running in floor heating won't happen either! With what is going on these days I seriously doubt any of us could look into their crystal ball and determine which energy source will be best to install now for 40 years from now. My bet would be a nuclear reactor in my basement!
you don't have to wait 40 years , Toshiba makes a micro reactor, no bigger than the size of a coal bin, it runs on Thorium, and if I remember right, you can get thorium from burning coal.
But those reactors are not approved to be used or imported to USA, the cost of producing a KWH is under 5 cents, and they can run a small community of 500 homes or so, they have been produced about 5 years ago or so !