Hydronic / Discussions

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 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

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

...hydronic radiant floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more details on which systems were used? For example, is the ASHP being used to heat the fluid...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...hydronic slab on grade in addition to the aethstetics and comfort it would provide. However, the thought of punching a 2 sq ft uninsulated hole through the ro...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 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 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 is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...hydronic underfloor heating for the main floor (seems feasible to install from basement ceiling) -new electric baseboards -geothermal system with some kind ...

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?

...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?

...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

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

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

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

I am trying to decide whether to go with a tankless and gas fuelled water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. ...

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?

...hydronic. Below are a few more pages that may help you sort this all out, good luck and please let us know what you finally decide on. And if anyone else out ...

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