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 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

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

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

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

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. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 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 is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...heating and cooling in the first place. It is also fairly open, and it has hydronic radiant floors for backup heating, so a ductless mini-split heat pump is suf...

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

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...heating costs by 80%. About 2 years later we redid all of the ceilings in the house while doing this we installed a hydronic system to the side of the joists wh...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...heating system. In net zero designs, if an air source heat pump is used for space heating and an indoor air to water heat pump is used for DHW heating, the net ...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and if it's okay to have the perimeter touc...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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