I apologize for any basic questions as I am new to the coal burning way of life. I own a 3800sqft home that is currently heated by electric forced hot air
. The house has great windows and excellent insulation as it is newer construction however the constant lack of warmth,the high electric bills and crippling affect of losing power have left me looking for a new heat source. With an abundance of duct work and a portion of unfinished basement I am planning on placing the source down in the basement and ducting it through the house. Whatever we choose will be direct vented and located within 5 feet of the return duct and 5 feet from the current electric hot water heater(50g)
My plan: is to purchase a LL Hyfire II or the AK 110 furnace both seem capable of what I am looking to do. The main purpose is to get warm air to the 1st and 2nd floor through the ductwork and maybe heat the location that it is with the radiant heat. After reading this forum I have added to my wish list but these are not deal breakers. I would like to add a domestic hot water coil since I should have plenty of heat and knowing that I may need to lose more hot water I was considering running radiant heat under the kitchen floor 600sqft. The kitchen floor is directly above where the stove and access for running the tubing will be fairly simple. If there is anyway I could make the system more efficient with my set up please let me know.
So my question is: What will better serve my needs the Hyfire II or the AK 110?
Thank you for all the information that I have learned so far from this site, seems like a great group of people!