My name is John and I am new to the forum. I am currently in the middle of a heating project in my home that I have just purchased and I wanted to ask someone more professional than myself for advice, because I am a bit green.
This is a single story ranch with a full unfinished basement built in 2000 and well insulated. Heating equipment will be located in the basement. Heated space is 1,240sqft and 51 ft of hydronic baseboard(1 zone). The heating system was ripped out(stolen) before I had purchased. I installed new hydronic baseboard. I am looking for an electric hot water heater that will do the following:
I know using electric for heat is not a great option, but I am considering it and need help with this. As a matter of fact, there is(do I dare say it) natural gas in the street. Natural gas is superior in efficiency, but i'm wondering for a small home like this one, if this would be the way to go. So l am focusing on electric heat.
1) Do they make electric hot water heaters that will heat both domestic water and one zone for hydronic baseboard? (maybe a package tank with a tankless coil for the zone or vice versa)
2) How often will this thing run considering Nov-March(winter) for heat and all year for domestic hot water?
3) How efficient will it be? I'm in long island, so Utility charges .22 cents per kwh(thats with all taxes and fees included)
4) Can someone steer me in the right direction as far as best one to get for this job/brand name/website, so I can look at some?
Thanks guys for any help, opinions and advice you can give.