Forced air heat / Discussions

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

...forced air system to heat our second floor as well as provide cooling to both floors in the summer. The forced air would also help maintain air quality in the h...

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

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...air to air heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside beach Manitoba....Thank you. To learn more about how to choose a heat pump see this page . I woul...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 days ago and have been trying to sort out what the b...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

is it possible to integrate an HRV system into an existing gas forced air HVAC system?

It is a Trane XL95 four speed blower and trane AC

Posted by richard gunderson Feb. 27, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Mechanical systems 0 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...heat throughout the house vs. traditional forced air. So, the heating systems would not have ductwork with leaves me having to figure out how I can 1. Add and a...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...forced air heating and cooling system. What is the heating and cooling system installed in the Edelweiss house? 50% off for sure makes it more appealing! Energy...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 7 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 are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...heating system that is built directly into the slab? Radiant heating is very comfortable , and there are really only minimal differences between the comfort tha...

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

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...heat rises’, which is, in a word, wrong. ‘Warm air’ rises, but heat goes in any and all directions. With a forced-air heating system, some heat will find its wa...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...forced air heating system with electric ductless mini split system as I'm undergoing a remodel of my home and making all appliances electric. 1) Is this a good ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...heat, if you can just replace an overhead light fixture with a combination light and ceiling fan. • Forced air heat may balance heat through a home better tha...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

how do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

I have an old camp 16'x24'...looks like hell on the outside but all the wood is good on the inside....just bare stud walls ...real 2x4's....it sits about 2 fee...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...air heated vs. glycol or electric wires. Re: the mezzanine heating - the cottage will a fairly traditional wall build of 2x6s. I wonder about adding vents in ...

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

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...heat pump for heating and cooling ) is a very well-insulated and airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first place. It is...

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

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

...heat generation (heated floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boi...

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

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...forced air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold in the winter. As we renovate our basement I'm wondering whether we replace the existing...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 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