I am in the process of designing a custom home with my architect/builder. I've decided to do in-floor radiant heating throughout the house (approx 4000sq-ft) as well as finish the basement and heat that as well (additional 1700 sq-ft). The house is in Ontario, Canada so it gets quite cold in the winter.
I like being an educated consumer but have never dealt with hydronic heating before so I'm a total newb on this stuff. I'd like to know what kind of boiler is best for this application and which brands are good.
A relative has a slightly smaller home (3500 sq-ft, basement not finished) and uses an NTI Trinity Ti200 for his in floor radiant heating. He claims he has no issues with it. Is this a decent boiler?
My required criteria are:
1) High energy efficiency
2) Low noise