Heated floor / Discussions

4" air pipe quality for air heated floor?

...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 Legal...

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?

...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 video...

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

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...floor and I intend to lay electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of ...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...floor, moving purposely heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in the tubing would ...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...floor. Here are a few pages that may offer you some ideas and inspiration. Understanding thermal batteries Solar air heated floor Phase-change building ...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...floor) or you could even drop it down on a radiant heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want ra...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 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

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

...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 addi...

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

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

...heated 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 detai...

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

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

...heated floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they are availa...

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

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...floor I would personally want to see the utility bills to know what a winters worth of heat would cost. And a last piece of advice - don't be instantly leery ...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

I want to build a 24 x 26 garage. I would like to do a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. ...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 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

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

...heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot more a...

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

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...heated floor to provide most of the heat, and we included a ductless heat pump on the second floor. We used the CS11M model from Direct Air. Both of those manuf...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best type of 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 right amount of insulation for a house?

...heated floor built from a kit product that has continuous insulation underneath. There are times when insulation below the footings gets omitted, that would qui...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses