House heating – new construction
We are building a 2 level house in Nova Scotia, Canada, Zone 6. Each level is 1000 sq feet. The first level is a walkout basement (2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry room and storage). The floor is concrete and we plan to heat this level with hydronic infloor heat using geothermal. The second level is an open concept living and kitchen area plus a bedroom and bathroom. We plan to have a woodstove on this level and will use it regularly when we are at home. We are unsure of what other heat, if any, we need to install on this level. How much heat can we expect on the 2nd floor from the 1st level infloor heat? The stairwell is open at both ends. Running infloor hydronic heat or baseboards off the geothermal system seems like overkill since it won’t be on when the woodstove is going. Would a few electric baseboard heaters be the best solution? The house will be quite well insulated – R40 under slab, R 34 basement walls, R 24 upstairs walls, R60 attic. Any advice would be appreciated!