In-floor heating / Discussions

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

...heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard and a wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rente...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 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 I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...heating strategy Air-source and water-source heat pumps working in tandem

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the g...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...heating and cooling concept and design. Hi, thanks for the response. I've spoken to Sun Certified Builders out of Winnipeg a little bit...contemplating spending...

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

Has 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...

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

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

...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 also fairly o...

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

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

...in-floor radiant heat, what is the best choice? Do you suggest electric wires or tubes with glycol? Is there a difference in cost for install or running it? Goo...

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

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

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