It kind of depends on the amount of time you plan to own the home. If you're going to live here a good long time go geo. If not then go basic. The in floor radiant systems are nice also, but geo has lower operating costs.
Originally posted by rbiowa
I'm building a new home. I'm undecided between using a geothermal system or a high efficency boiler/standard air conditioning system. The house is a 2000 sqft ranch with walk-out. I plan on radiant heating in the garage floor (3 stall), basement, kitchen/breakfast area and master bath (the latter 2 ceramic tiled). The remainder of the house will be forced air. The house will be located in Northern Iowa. Any recommendations will be appreciated.