Air heated floor / Discussions

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...heated air generated from the Solar Air Panels is not needed during the summer months to warm the cement floor slab, the heated air is diverted to an air/water ...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...heated air system which would collect heat for the fresh air side of the HVR and on the system's interior air flow after the "heat transfer" box. I also would...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...air tube floor heating system. The house is still under construction and not expected to be finished for a couple more months. There have been Legalett air-heat...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...air radiant heat system, would be about 1000 square feet. There is only one manufacturer of slab on grade form kits with air heated floors that we know of, the ...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...heated. If it isn't then I personally wouldn’t even consider it because it will be very uncomfortable, and if it is heated but the bills are sky high then I wou...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor The air heated floor may...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...heated with natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...air heated floor built from a kit product that has continuous insulation underneath. There are times when insulation below the footings gets omitted, that would...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...floor for radiant heat, and cool the air in your house instead as is typically done. Keep in mind, that a slab-on-grade floor offers a lot of thermal mass ins...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...air-heated floor, below is a link to an installation video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation v...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...floor is heated with an electric boiler , it is a separate system than the heat pump . The intention of the heated floor is primary to ensure comfort and happy ...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...Heated floors can be done with electric wires, hydronic tubes, but there is also one company that installs air-heated tubes , powered either by electricity or g...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot more a...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...floor heated with air tubes rather than hydronic, and those tubes will be fed with air warmed by a solar air-heating panel, so we are using the floor as a therm...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...air heated radiant floors is intended for new home construction, though you could raise a house and build a basement with one. So – on the off chance you have...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...air freeze index), how much insulation encases the slab, the soil conditions, and whether or not the slab will be heated. The best way to ensure that a FPSF (Fr...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...floor I would personally want to see the utility bills to know what a winters worth of heat would cost. And a last piece of advice - don't be instantly leery ...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...air heated floor to provide most of the heat, and we included a ductless heat pump on the second floor. We used the CS11M model from Direct Air. Both of those m...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses