Still a little confused.
We are in the process of building our first new home. We are not sure of what some of these abbreviations mean. ERV, Hvac, ICF home. We want to do this right the first time around. We are still confused after reading these posts as to whether we will need to add duct work to this house in order to have A/C. Or whether a geothermal system supplies the cooling too. We have lived in older home that had hot water base board heat and loved it. But we had to use window A/C to cool the house. Now we live in a forced air furnace house and hate it. It's noisey, dusty, hot and cold spots in the house. Constantly adjusting the thermostat.
How do they price a geothermal system? by sq.ft. of the house? We are planning on building a 1800 to 2000 sq.ft. ranch with a basement. Plus I would like to heat the garage floors if we can afford it. We live in N.W. Indiana.
All opinions and sugestions are welcomed. Thanks a lot, This forum is great. An has some great people helping each other. Bob & Donna