a couple of contractors have been to see the place. they are shooting down radiant. The crawl space doesn't allow enough access, there's no existing insulation under the floors of the 1st level where I wanted to radiant.
So it would be a total floor rip up. The beams are 2x6, 24"oc. Pretty much not a good situation.
One guy suggested overhead force air as a considerably cheaper alternative.
Other than that, he offered up a new gas boiler, which I had intended to do anyway.
Forced, as I remember, is pretty dry heat. Is there a good way to humidify that heat?
As far as the other idea, he said a wall mount boiler would probably do the job, which is appealing to keep it off the floor where we've had flooding before. Although, this past year we had some diversion and stone work done that thus far has kept the flooding out completely. The sump pump hasn't run, near's we can tell.
Bottom floor is no more than 1000 sq ft. Cathedral ceilings to about 10'.
Long Island area.
Any ideas or thoughts would be welcome.