Hydronic heating / Discussions

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

I saw the article on the CaGBC site regarding the Edelweiss house where it indicated "a hydronic radiant floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more ...

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

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

...heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where it can dry properly. If you are chemically sensi...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight 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

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

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

Hello, I’m designing a FPSF in Southern Vermont (AFI 2300). I want to fully insulate the radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...heating protection. As for directing solar-heated water to your garage in the winter when you aren’t using your pool, that would significantly complicate matt...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses