FHB House 2017: Mechanicals
From minisplits to radiant heat, the 2017 FHB House mechanicals demonstrate reasonably priced principles of efficient design.
The FHB House is an all-electric and solar-ready house. Designing the mechanicals starts with the target R-values, then the design for the heating system. Minisplit heat pumps take care of heating and cooling. Because the FHB House is airtight, it uses a ventilation system. We use a heat-pump water heater for its efficiency. Radiant heat in the bathrooms provides extra comfort. To learn more, visit FineHomebuilding.com/prohome.