Hydronic heating / Discussions

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

...hydronic (liquid) radiant floors, at least when they are heated with the same fuel. Meaning – a boiler heating water that is circulated through radiant tubing i...

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

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

...heating solution for a home, but to do so successfully there are considerations. Any radiant floor heating system (gas or electric, hydronic or radiant air heat...

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...hydronic heat. I'm inclined to have the hydronic heat installed in the floor but I've heard that it's not necessary and will "overheat the house". One local sup...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

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

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

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

...heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've heard. Some options: -Mr. Slim ductless system with a zone for each floor? -hydroni...

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

New Build Whistler BC step 5

...heating cost. ATWHP with hyrdonic heating and DWP is something we hope to have. Just curious about heating in cold weather. Can you give us a more specific ...

Posted by Nunga Man July 6, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Concept and design 1 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

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

...heating systems that you will need to choose between, that is either hydronic (liquid), electric wires, or air-heated floors. The only way the wall system becom...

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

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...hydronic floor or electric. Hydronic is about 3300$ and the electric, around 2000$. I will keep the garage at a low temperature (around 12C) and will also hav...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

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

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

...hydronic radiant floor tubing installation video . Laying hydronic tubing is pretty easy work, but designing the zones is best left to a hydronic supplier, Upon...

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

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

...hydronic in floor more cost effective? Also, if we heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installi...

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

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

...heating and cooling system should we be looking into? I feel like if we go with a slab on grade we would almost certainly have to get radiant floor heating othe...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...heating a wire, or a wire heats air or water and then forces it through tubing in a floor. So hydronic, air heated floors or electric mats are effectively the s...

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

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

I'm looking to buy a house build on a slab-on-grade . What should I be looking for in terms of insulation? Thanks, Terry Where is the house, and do you know ho...

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

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

...hydronic floor can be powered by either electricity or gas, so any difference in operational cost would be determined by your local gas and electricity rates. Q...

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

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

I will be building a house in Atlin, BC (zone 3), and was hoping to have a wood stove as back up heat for my hydronic slab on grade in addition to the aethstet...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

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

...heating cable laid under 4inches of concrete and I will be on time of day rates so the concrete heats up at night. I have R35 in walls and R60 in ceiling I am...

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