First post on the board - so forgive any protocol issues. After 12 months of planning and permits we are about to sign our building contract for a 3 level townhouse in inner Melbourne. Our only open issue is around the heating and cooling.
We have had lots of advice but are still very confused. Our ideal would be hydronic heating throughout - but also need a cooling option as we all struggle in the heat. This would see us with a $35k bill. I am of course concerned on the cost, and think there must be a better option.
Our only other advice is to install a inverter multi head split - eg Daikin unit with 7 heads. Would be half the cost to install.
My questions are -
I have heard that hydronic can be slow top warm up if not left on all the time?
Is the heat from the inverters warm and are they quick to warm up rooms?
Looking for any pro and con for these options?