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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

...hydronic or electrical instead of the air radiant? Thanks. Each Legalett slab is engineered using regional climate data, and they can be designed to be left at ...

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

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 3 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 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

New Build Whistler BC step 5

1600 sq ft slab on grade new consrtuction. Passive home design.I'm excited about having a passive house with low heating cost. ATWHP with hyrdonic heatin...

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

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