Air-heated floor / Discussions

4" air pipe quality for air heated floor?

...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

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

...floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and if it's okay to have the perimete...

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?

Legalett's air heated radiant floor system uses a sealed, closed-loop system, in part, to control moisture in the tubing and therefore mold growth. In Ecohome’...

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

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...floor , I don’t believe there are any other manufacturers, and that is a great start to an efficient and durable home, we just built our recent Demo House on a ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...floors as a starting place - Radiant floor heat - Air heated, electric of hydronic, which is best? Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicate...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 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 infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...floor, you’ll need to size the system to match the heat load. This following page about air-heated floors gives an overview of all three types of radiant floor ...

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

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...floor. Do you have recommendations for pre fab kits? I have seen the Kenogami Home and checked out house plans from Quebec affiliates and requested info from Ec...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...floor is not insulated and you want to fix that and perhaps install radiant floor heating, I’d be more inclined to do that on top of the existing floor. That of...

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

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...floor is a great idea, Have a look here at our air heated radiant floor page, this design has a lot of thermal mass which would be great for balancing heat. The...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

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

...floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boiler for a hydronic floor...

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

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

...floor) that I will need additional heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular locati...

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

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...floor using air tubes to ward concrete for radiant heat delivery . Since you are building this yourself I assume you have building skills and ingenuity, so I ...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...floors that we know of, the company is Legalett, they distribute in Canada and the US. If you provide them with final building plans and structural details they...

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

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...floor heater in winter given the risk of freezing, also that it would likely hold snow, rendering it useless. As for your garage floor, it really depends on h...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...Floor Need? And here is a page about slab on grade premade form kits , this is by a company called Legalett that provides slab on grade kits that mean you can...

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