Air heated floor / Discussions

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...air-heated floor for our recent demo house and did a time-lapse install video here - Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE L...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...air heated slab foundation to do an analysis of its effectiveness? I'm wondering what the numbers are on using the solar air heated collector to provide supplem...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 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 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

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

...air heated foundation system better than radiant heat mats which are electric and nothing is wasted heating the air

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 17, 2020, 9:28 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 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 in slab on grade foundations , power...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...floor. So hydronic, air heated floors or electric mats are effectively the same in efficiency. The differences are subtle, but in the case of the air heated f...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 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

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

Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?

...heated floors that would work better? A Legalett raft slab has an optional air heated radiant floor , but it is not necessary. They are installed in all climate...

Posted by Harry Dickinson March 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floor between the empty air space and the tile? Does it make a difference if the bulk of the concrete (thermal) mass is below the airspace or between the airspa...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

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

...air-heated floors across Canada and the U.S. since the mid-70s, and even longer in Sweden where the company originated, so there is nothing new there; it's the ...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floor, or by putting a floor covering over your slab that makes you more comfortable and happy. Radiant heated floors perform best when there is nothing to sl...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...air to condense and put you at risk of mold and mildew forming. Here is a our page all about radiant floors as a starting place - Radiant floor heat - Air hea...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...air heated radiant floors or hydronic stands out as clearly cheaper to install or operate than the other, the advantages to an air heated floor is a more even d...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...heated floors, using propane gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re looking to convert your radiant floor fro...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...air heated radiant floors with electric or water coils . The air flow would be between 450-650CFM for each heater (750-1100m3/hr), the large heater is 8 loops b...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses