In-floor heating / Discussions

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 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

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...heating water that is circulated through radiant tubing in a concrete floor will not be any more or less efficient that a boiler heating a water coil that blows...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...heating costs by 80%. About 2 years later we redid all of the ceilings in the house while doing this we installed a hydronic system to the side of the joists wh...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...in-floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...heating as we are located in Ontario. QUESTION: Is this idea even possible to add to an existing build and if so, can you give me a rough idea of 800 to 1000 ...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...heating for the second story? Or is there a supplemental heating system for floor #2?

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump system. I have searched for a...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 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

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

...heating system and can place the massive walls on the system to because of the weight of the 18 inch thick wood. There are three main types of radiant in-floo...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

We are starting construction of our new house shortly, with the basement it will be 3 stories, we will have hot water radiant floor heating on all three levels...

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

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...heating under laminate flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of the electric heating system). My main concerns...

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

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

...heating system, and also provide power to heat domestic hot water? The solar air heating panels on our new demo house have unfortunately not arrived yet! We are...

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

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...heating and cooling system should we be looking into? I feel like if we go with a slab on grade we would almost certainly have to get radiant floor heating othe...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What experience do you have with techno piles?

They seem to have many ecological strong points - once one has decided not to go the basement route. What in floor heating system - if any - would you recommen...

Posted by Rob DesBaillets Aug. 26, 2021, 8:49 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've heard. Some options: -Mr. Slim ductless system with a zone for each floor? -hydroni...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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