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

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

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...heater core that absorbs and releases heat. You can see more here- Lunos Ductless ERV heat recovery ventilation systems Thank you. You got this almost exact...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

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

...heating upstairs (even just to get a permit possibly) as radiant infloor heating doesn’t usually heat well for a second story unless it is extremely well insula...

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

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

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

...heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any such matt...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...heat demand comes from the mini-split heat pump. The house is only powered with electricity and no gas at all (including heating, water heating, cooking, drying...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...heat - Air heated, electric of hydronic, which is best? Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicated system and needs to be carefully designed, ...

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

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

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 underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...heated by the underfloor heating system?). Many thanks indeed D If you are planning do retrofit an existing home with radiant infloor heating we can probabl...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses