Air-heated floors / Discussions

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

Hello, Reading your article on air heated radiant floors and have a few questions: What is the cfm on such a system (per loop or run)? What temp is run thr...

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

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

Why is the Legalett 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

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floors. I expect this will produce enough heat to keep the house comfortable with out any gas or electric heating. The plan is to prevent the sun entering in th...

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

...air-heated floors gives an overview of all three types of radiant floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes Installing an ...

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

How much for a 1200 square foot house will it cost me to finish the slab

...floors and you can contact them through there. If that's not what you mean let us know but I can't think of any other system you'd be referring to.

Posted by Walter Hale Oct. 1, 2020, 7:20 p.m. Slab on Grade 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

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

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

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

...Air-heated slab floors Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear E...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...floors in the summer. The forced air would also help maintain air quality in the home year round. The above system in my mind would be ideal, but it also seem...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Can tubing for a ground source heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check wi...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...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 a crawlspace and c...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...floors or electric mats are effectively the same in efficiency. The differences are subtle, but in the case of the air heated floors, the heater is in the flo...

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

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...floors. So, you could pour the slab then seat an ICF Foundation wall on it, leaving you with a basement thoroughly insulated with no thermal bridging and a redu...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

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

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

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

...floors. Life is too short (or perhaps too long) to spend it with cold feet. See this page to learn more – Choosing the best heating system - How to design a h...

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

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