Replacing 1970's Electric Baseboard Heaters
Warning: Talk to me s-lo-w-l-y and don't use any big words -- I am really that clueless when it comes to HVAC.
My husband and I want to buy a house on a lake. It was built in 1973 and is a 1600 sq ft ranch with original electric baseboard heat in all of the rooms except the main bath, which has an in wall heater and the half bath which, um, I don't know. The A/C is a single, wall mounted unit in the living room. We're in northern Indiana, where it gets c-c-cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
If we get this house we would want to update the heating/cooling system right away ... but with what? We would, of course, like to do this as economically as possible but we are also looking at long term economy. We want something efficient and comfortable. If possible, we would like the ability to minimally heat/cool a couple of the bedrooms that will rarely be used.
There is access to an attic space that spans the length of the house. The foundation is block with a crawl space.
We're open to just about anything.