We are building a 5800 sq foot home with a 2000 ft. basement,2000 ft. main and 1800 ft. upper floor.We are hoping to provide forced air heating and air conditioning to all levels but have been told that because of the volume involved we will need two furnaces ,two air conditioning units,and thus two sets of duct work.We also have a problem with where to place the second furnace.We would be content to use electric baseboards on the upper floor but would still need to address the air conditioning needs of the upper floor which we believe couldn’t be run off of the basement and lower floor system.If it makes a difference,the home is near Vancouver B.C. so the heating and cooling requirements are quite moderate.Any suggestions?
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