Proposed heating plan for small house
Here is the house.
And its first floor plan. The whole thing is on a frost-protected shallow foundation (“FPSF”), also called an “Alaskan slab.”
The second “floor” is accessed by a ladder, and is a loft with two single beds, a half bath, and a small closet.
A central fireplace will provide ambiance, but maybe not too much real heat. Unless it is done as an expensive masonry heater, or done using a good wood stove, it really doesn’t provide much. Client wants the old style open fire feel.
I’m thinking that an oil-fired monitor heater, out in a front corner of the big open greatroom, can be the principal heat source. Small strips of electric baseboard in each of the two downstairs bedrooms, the full bath, half bath up, and along the wall under the big skylight array in the loft, fill out the “supplemental” heating.
“A stripe is just as real as a dadgummed flower.”
Gene Davis 1920-1985