Heat for new home build
Question on heating system for a new home build. I am building a fairly large house approx 4500 sqft. I want to go with radiant heat in the house, but the quotes have been astronomical (close to 95K). The house is a mix of tile and wood floors. One contractor suggested that for the second floor, only put radiant in the baths - then use hydronic heat coils in the A/C handler in the attic to supply hot air heat for the bedrooms. This seems to be a fairly popular configuration for new builds in my area and saves quite a bit.
I am not a big fan of forced air heat, but maybe it makes sense given that the heat is only on upstairs a few hours a day (early AM and bedtime).
Has anyone done a combination system like that? Any drawbacks I'm missing?