Air heated floors / Discussions

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...heated with an air source heat pump , we don’t run the floor often, or at very high temperatures when we do. But we did choose materials that were safe for inst...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...air heated floors or hydronic (liquid) radiant floors, at least when they are heated with the same fuel. Meaning – a boiler heating water that is circulated thr...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...heated, due to the reduced conductivity of heat between your feet and the floor. Our latest demonstration house is a prefab kit house seated on a solar air he...

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

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...air heated floors as you mention, and the ThermalWall panels were a compliment to that, they were originally developed to improve the performance of ICF basemen...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...air heated floors . There is not as much heat in air so it doesn’t over shoot as much, and the entire system is embedded in the floor so there would be no ‘boil...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

I watched your videos with much interest but wasn't sure about the "trench" type perimeter "grade beam" in terms of supporting the house structure, and the fac...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...air heated radiant floors - They distribute across north America, we've built several of them, its the only way I'd do a slab now. Here is a time lapse Legale...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 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

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

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...floors you can see that much more heat is contained by the insulation. Also worth noting is the light red colour of the uninsulated floor which indicates a cool...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...floors heated with air tubes Choosing the Best Wood-Burning Stove or Fireplace Heat pumps - what they are and how they work

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the best type of home 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 optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first place. It is also fairly open, and it has hydronic radiant floors for backup ...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...air heated radiant floors , which is provided by a company called Legalett that distributes engineered slab on grade raft kits all across North America . As f...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...air-heated floor in mind, I keep wondering about possible flooding entering the furnace. I'm planning drains near the water heater and washing machine for any m...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...floors, as are other products, but to answer your slab question, I wouldn’t be using it in basements . You simply need to embed tubing directly in the concrete,...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...air , the ‘earth tube’ ventilation in an Earthship recovers 0%. The other main conceptual flaw is designing and building it with the notion that they will be wa...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Choosing eco-friendly sustainable counter tops ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses