I'm a new builder (1 yr) on the Texas coast. Our 7th home will be for us and I sure could use some advice.
On the water
Two story on pilings
Radiant barrier roof deck
approx 3,500 sq ft (circa 1,700 ft on top two floors)
My mom will live full time on 3rd floor
2nd floor will be isolated 90% of time when we're not there
Lots of east exposure (under porch) glass including some glass walls
First floor will have a small cooled tackle room & mud room (400 sq ft total)
I really really don't want to cringe about turning on the ac as I do with our current home down there. I'd rather thrown down now and do this thing right than save a few bucks now and HATE it when I put the ac on 74.
What is the best insulation to use for this house?
What ac system would you recommend?
Any other thoughts?
We're currently building 2,000 ft on slab so this is a big step for us.
Thanks a ton and Fair Winds...