Infloor heat / Discussions

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...heater to heat domestic and pex infloor heat in my home. I have 3200 square feet on main level and 2600 square feet on second level. I would say that the tasks ...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

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

...heat loss of the exhausting air to prevent moisture issues causing mold. The home also had tubing installed in basement concrete floor for future infloor heatin...

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...infloor 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 wh...

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

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

...heat pump be put under an iso-slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any such matters, bu...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. 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

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 install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...infloor heat? That would significantly raise the stakes of a DIY project. And if you did test the air already, how high was the reading? Is it finished living s...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 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 You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...heated. If it isn't then I personally wouldn’t even consider it because it will be very uncomfortable, and if it is heated but the bills are sky high then I wou...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

I watched your videos with much interest but wasn't sure about the "trench" type perimeter "grade beam" in terms of supporting the house structure, and the fac...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...heat transferred to the ground that will be about 5 or 6 °C. I have only ever heard from one Canadian with an uninsulated radiant heated slab floor and his he...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where it can dry properly. If you are chemically sensi...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses