Heater / Discussions

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...heater that's located in the basement. In the upper apartment, we are replacing all the windows with double pane low-e. We are mostly demo'ing down to the studs...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

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

...heater/furnace/boiler, any valves, etc.). If the slab is un-heated, it will always be cooler than the air in the room, regardless of the amount of insulatio...

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...heater would help, but first I'd be looking at an air source / air to air heat pump . But tell me more if you would about those EPS shutters, that could be good...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...heater core that absorbs and releases heat. You can see more here- Lunos Ductless ERV heat recovery ventilation systems Thank you. You got this almost exact...

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...heater and we've been very happy with the results. For a 600 square foot space you would be well served by a small mini-split heat pump, it would also give you ...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

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

...heater working in tandem . Our latest demo house we used a solar air heated floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air he...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...heater which makes the room colder, i figure this unit could work better having the basement walls warmer with the xps installed. The boiler is down here also b...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...heater, plumbing, pipes, HRV, etc..? And do you have a dehumidifier down there? You will likely still need one even after completing the insulation and vapour...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Has anyone insulated under a swimming pool?

18' swimming pool, Northern Wisconsin, I can see Lake Superior from here, north. I would like to put 2" rigid foam boards under 6-7000 gallons of water to keep...

Posted by Randy Parent May 10, 2021, 8:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...heater to cure and dry the floor before the final heater unit is installed, they also send you a moisture test to perform to ensure it is dry before installing ...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...heater . It also has a ductless mini-split heat pump that operates in coolin g mode , but the house stays cool enough without even using it.

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...heater (or heat pump water heater for that matter) with your PV panels . That way when there is no requirement for water heating , your system will still produc...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...heater and washing machine for any mishaps, but what's to prevent any water from seeping into the furnace, which is sunken into the concrete floor? The legalett...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...heater (750-1100m3/hr), the large heater is 8 loops by standard, so divide the CFM by 8 to get the per loop CFM And the temperature would be between 45C and 65C...

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

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...heater. An even greater benefit is in the summer months as the water heater in effect acts to cool the air in the house, so much so that most summers the air-...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

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

I am most curious about the effectiveness of the air tube floor heating system. The house is now standing, it is the first house built of our new prefab modula...

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

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...heater. I agree the 6 inch bat would work and will add 1" rigid board on top of the 2x8 studs. I Just hope the 1.5 inch of space left on the 2x8 (7 1/2") wont...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...heater, hair dryer, toaster, boiler or electric mat floor generate the same amount of BTUs per Watt whether you are heating a wire, or a wire heats air or water...

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