Heater / Discussions

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

...heater in our Edelweiss House (not to mention passive heating), and while some may think it to be overkill, we like the idea of a backup heat source. We use t...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...heater, lighting, heating) comes to just over $500 per year. Read more about the LEED Platinum Edelweiss house heating and electrical systems here . If it wer...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...heater are powered with electricity you will already be powering your home with clean energy. For finding contractors, our Quebec site has a green building dire...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...heater up there and be done with it. They are super cheap to buy and there is no difference in operational cost from radiant floors to an electric baseboard rad...

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

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...heater, I expect my basement temperature will drop significantly. Is that going to cause similar freeze/thaw issues in the foundation? What type of professio...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

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

I'm putting together a design for a medium-sized, super well-insulated slab on grade home. I definitely want a hydronic in floor heat system, along with a heat...

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

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...heater etc.) that needs to be kept warm? Is there currently non membrane at all on the ground, its just dirt? Is there insulation between the joists? Is t...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Are there combination heat pumps that do water, heat, clothes dryer and HVAC?

...heaters Using heat pumps in tandem for added efficiency Air source or ground source heat pumps, which are best? Heat pump water heater with exterior compr...

Posted by tony wolff Nov. 1, 2021, 11:44 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 2 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...heater and then do a moisture test. That is as simple as taping down a sheet of poly to the slab some place, give it a day or two and see if any moisture drople...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses