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You can leave the baseboard heat in place ond only duct for AC.That will not save you any money, but it will let you keep healthier and more comfortable baseboard heat.If it's a hot water system, I'd keep it as well and use either the mini-split system for air conditioning, or a high-velocity system that uses small, flexible ducts.

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This increases wear and tear and the likelihood of problems.

In the middle of winter, if the air handler's fan dies, you'll be virtually without heat; if the heating coil in the air handler dies, you'll have NO heat; if your air handler is in the attic (as most are) and the hot water line from the boiler to the air handler springs a leak, you'll have a flood through the ceiling; if your registers are in the ceiling or the upper part of the wall (as most are), it is great for cooling (cold air sinks) but lousy for heating (warm air rises, or stays put if it's already up there); and you will have more dust in the house with forced air heat, trust me!

Plus as a selling feature, baseboard heat is much more desireable than hot air heat.

If you look at real estate ads you will often see baseboard heat advertised.Since we would likely install A/C into any home we purchased, is it possible to convert to forced air heat as well? I had that kind of heat in NE when I lived there and now have forced air. Forced air heat produces all kinds of dust that travels through your home, spreads around all kinds of nasty stuff.While I realize baseboard heating does have some benefits (esp with the cost of gas), I personally don't like it. The baseboard heat is superior in my mind because it is dust free and CLEAN. Forced air heat produces more noise, is messier with having to change filters all the time and not clean like baseboard.-- to a forced air system, which blows all kinds of crap all over the house. I guess I'm so used to it that I personally don't think baseboard looks that bad - particullarly since most homes in CT have it - its what I'm used to.There are more benefits to baseboard anyway so I'm not sure why you would want to get rid of it.Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. Over ,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum.

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