I am about to purchase an Old (1914) Brick and Stucco House in Minnesota. Before we move in, I will be Tearing out the Radiators and Boiler and installing a Forced Air System. This is a house we will fix up and likely live in for a few decades. New energy efficent windows will be istalled throughout. Main Floor is 1050 sq/ft upper level is 500sq ft and basement is 1050 unfinished but will be likely be finished 3 to 5 years down the road.
Any advice in system design and equipment/technology/efficency recomendations would be helpful. Although I am not wanting to spend a lot of money initially on equipment, (as it would cut into the budget of other areas of the renovation) I don't want to cut corners on the ductwork. Some day I would like to have a state of the art, efficent system and I don't want to hadcuff myself since I have the opportunity to be prepared.
Specifically, I am struggling to find any info on multi zone systems or ways to only heat and cool areas I am using.
Thanks in advance for any help!