Hydronic floors / Discussions

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...hydronic 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 ...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?

...hydronic radiant floors. Does anyone have any experience with DIYing hydronic concrete slabs on stilts. How I would go about insulating underneath to avoid he...

Posted by Cam Smith Feb. 6, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

Background: House attached on both sides, built in 1875, in Montreal. Two stories and a basement. Main and 2nd floor have wood floors that I don't intend to ch...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...hydronic radiant cooling advanced enough to be a viable, cost effective option for an average 2300 sq ft residential house? Hydronic radiant cooling can be done...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...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 radian...

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

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

...hydronic (liquid), electric wires, or air-heated floors. The only way the wall system becomes a factor is in its R value and airtightness, and the amount of hea...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boiler for a hydronic floor...

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

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

I am proposing to install hydronic radiant heating on my subfloor to take it up a notch as I was also planning to install a ductless heat pump system. On furth...

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

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

...hydronic) system with an electric boiler. See more here about why Heating with electricity is the cleanest heat source . But, when electricity rates are very ...

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?

...hydronic radiant 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 brin...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...hydronic, air 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...

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

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

...hydronic), that has no impact on frost heave, nor is there any impact between the 2 and 4 inch pipes. You can read here to compare air heated radiant floors to ...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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

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

...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 distribution of heat...

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

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...hydronic radiant floors, which may not be suitable for potable water feeds. PEX requires less connections that copper as it is flexible and able to be curved wh...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

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

...floors . We were really happy with it, and they are available all across the US. You can read more here about the difference between air heated and hydronic hea...

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

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

Allergic to chemically treated wood, CODE requires PWF on concreted slab before house can be built Where are you building where code says such a thing? I don't...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses