In-floor heat / Discussions

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...heat in it, so when the thermostat hits the desired temperature and shuts off the heat, it will stop heating. A hydronic floor has so much heat in the water tha...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

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 underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...heating system). My main concerns and fire and offgassing. (ie; which insulation will not give off toxic gasses especially as it is heated by the underfloor hea...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 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

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...heat rises’, which is, in a word, wrong. ‘Warm air’ rises, but heat goes in any and all directions. With a forced-air heating system, some heat will find its wa...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want radiant infloor heating, though there are others we c...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...heating the part of the plumbing area cause any mold or other problems in the winter? No, its quite the contrary. Heating a crawlspace will prevent mold . But h...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 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

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?

...Heater Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Heating a Swimming Pool: Top 10 cost ...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?

...heating. Many Passive House home builds that use a Legalett insulated slab base don’t install heating systems, and detached garage slabs aren’t usually heated a...

Posted by Harry Dickinson March 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...heat from south facing windows is a great way to save money and energy on heating, and a concrete floor is one of the best surfaces to collect and store heat. B...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...heat transfer is not as noticeable. For your above grade floors, some heat will be lost downwards, but this is not a problem as it will simply be adding heat ...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in the tubing would absorb excess heat from ...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 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

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

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

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

...heat that crawl and put an fan it exhaust the air to outside. what should I do? and can the closed cell option work with just the poly or is it not worth it. Th...

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 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