Heated floors / Discussions

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

...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 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

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

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

...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 elec...

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

...heated 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

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 is the best way to heat an off grid home?

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

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

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

...heated radiant floors or hydronic stands out as clearly cheaper to install or operate than the other, the advantages to an air heated floor is a more even distr...

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

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

...heated floor we built could be a good solution for you as well, and they do ship across Canada and the US. Where are you located? And I think that system would ...

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

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

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

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

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

...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 through...

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...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 Legalett i...

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

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

...floors such as Maple, Birch, Oak, and you can find Cork engineered floors as well. doesn't flooring on top of slab reduce passive solar heat absorbtion?

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...heated 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 ...

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

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

...floors for backup heating, so a ductless mini-split heat pump is sufficient. It also depends on what you call comfortable - if you want to bring the temperature...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 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 better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

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

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