Hi - very basic questions here from an HVAC learner. We're adding a 2nd floor to a 1950 cape with recessed hw radiators and oil heat. Looking for a bit of advice re the new system.
We didn't want to remove the radiators (we like the heat) on the 1st floor, but based on the fact that
1. the low hanging pipes in the basement that have to be moved are heat pipes
2. that the first floor changes would require relocating 3 radiators,
3. adding ac ductwork anyway; and
4. the radiators have 2 coats of paint on them
we are looking at forced air. Also converting to gas.
Question 1: I once had a forced air furnace and it was a cycle of huge noisy windy blast of heat and then a slow cool. and dry. Hated it. Are they better now? what should I look for in a forced air system to avoid this?
Question 2: what hot water system is best with a forced air system? I never want to have the amount of hot water be an issue. Tankless? There will be 3 full baths.
Thanks for your advice. much appreciated.
Southern CT, Fairfield county