As my Pole barn starts next week, I have been hemming and hawing about the type of heating I want to do. I was all set to insulate the slab with 2" high density Styrofoam boards and do a radiant floor system. But I have been doing more reading and the fact that this is more of a weekend garage type place and storage I think I may be better off with a infrared tube heater or forced air heating. The radiant floor heating would have been for a 40x40x13 room. $1600 in insulation board, $800 for radiant floor tubing manifolds and staples and pressure test equipment for instillation. This does not include a heat source for the loop system or pump. Needing to keep it pretty much on 24/7 for the winter to get its benefits just starts to seem like a lot of money for not being a full time shop.
I live in Central NJ for climate conditions and I can bring in natural gas from the main house meter.
Anyone want to talk me into it or give me any better ideas?