In-floor heat / Discussions

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

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV and ERV (Heat Recovery...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant heat in a concrete slab on grade floor w...

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

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

...heat generation (heated floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boi...

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

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...heated collector to provide supplemental heat for the in floor heating system Legalett is known for. My question is does the extra cost of adding the solar air ...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...heating the house. Most people in this area seem to use propane for heat but we are thinking in floor heat and an electric furnace. Are we on the right track ...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...heat transfer" box. I also would like to install a solar water thermal system in to supply heat for the basement in-floor system and also pre-heat the domesti...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...heat pump for heating and cooling ) is a very well-insulated and airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first place. It is...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...heated Edelweiss Demonstration house that covers the basic principles of passive heating and cooling concept and design. Hi, thanks for the response. I've spoke...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...heat/cool with an ERV and mini split system, not radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. C...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...heating? We will just be putting a Woodstove in and don't want in floor heating but I'm concerned with moisture from the slab and having flooring over the concr...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

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

...heat load. This following page about air-heated floors gives an overview of all three types of radiant floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors h...

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?

...heat would cost. And a last piece of advice - don't be instantly leery of it simply because it is a slab. As long as it is in good shape, I would consider tha...

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

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

...heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and i...

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...heat - Air heated, electric of hydronic, which is best? Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicated system and needs to be carefully designed, ...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...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 floor fro...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 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?

...heat the air of the home. The domestic hot water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air...

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

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

...heat transferring through the footing to stabilize the ground temp. My next thought was to use the FPSF design guidance for an unheated building, however this i...

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