In-floor heat / Discussions

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

What is the best type of heating system?

...heating fuel is. 60% of U.S. homes are heated with natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heate...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heat in the basement and forced air heat on the main floor. I met with the plumber and the heating guys 2 days ago and have been trying to sort out what the b...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...heat wave (at least on the main floor) without the need for artificial cooling, as the concrete absorbs the ambient heat from the home. That and even a small lo...

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

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

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...heating system that is built directly into the slab? Radiant heating is very comfortable , and there are really only minimal differences between the comfort tha...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses