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Old 02-01-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I'm a newbie here. Just got yurt up, and figuring out stuff like heating/cooling and lighting. I'll ask my lighting question in a separate thread to keep subjects clear.

Okay, so after weeks and weeks of research, I'm thinking of putting in a ductless heat pump for


and cooling (I'm in the Pacific Northwest, so it's cold in the winter and then we get about 6 weeks of actual hot in the summer).

What BTU (or tonnage) would you recommend for a 24 foot yurt? It's a

Pacific Yurts

yurt with the extra


liner, but still doesn't feel like a very insulated critter to me so I'm thinking that the normal square footage recommendations will not suffice.

I'd love to hear from others who have ductless heat pumps. Do you like them? The cost of these units is super daunting so hearing that others love them, or being steered away before I commit, would be appreciated.

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: ductless heat pumps

Not exactly on target, but here is another idea for your construction, if you aren't already past the platform point.

This guy lives and writes from North Georgia on a variety of topics from hogs to yurts, and more... Usually a fun read.

Yurt living: More thoughts on how-to stay warm JuicyMaters A place to start reading?

Good luck, what ever you end up doing,

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As a rule of thumb, I always recommend going at least double the square foot recommendation of a heater.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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I recently communicated with Pete @

Pacific Yurts

. He suggested something that puts out 35k BTU to 55k BTU for our 24 footer here in Elkton, Or. We have insulated the floor with R-13 boxed in. Insulating outside the floor frame with rigid foam, have the Pacific Yurts


package. We also have a solar arc which I guess is problematical. We are putting in 5 thermo pane windows.
They don't give away 35k to 55k BTU heat pumps for one thing and I am concerned it will run constantly.
This is our second yurt. The other is a 20 footer used as a family room, guest room etc. It's heated with a wood stove which my wife hates. Therein lies the problem. Vented propane


stove/ductless heat pump?

Who has the answer?
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