Minisplits for new home in the Hudson Valley
We're having a new home built in Rhinebeck NY that's going to be about 1200sq ft. I've been talking to contractors about using Minisplits for heating and air conditioning and been told it would take about 5 indoor units to do the job. The home has an open floor plan with a loft area for sleeping. In addition to the Minisplits we were thinking to install in floor heating in part of the house. I have two questions: Is it really necessary to have 5 Minisplit indoor units for the air circulation? Will having the in floor heating be a good backup for the colder days of winter in the Hudson Valley?