Radiant cooling / Discussions

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...radiant cooling advanced enough to be a viable, cost effective option for an average 2300 sq ft residential house? Hydronic radiant cooling can be done, but we ...

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

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

...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 otherwise the ex...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...radiant 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 search...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...radiant hydronic floor, moving purposely heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in ...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...cooling system. What is the heating and cooling system installed in the Edelweiss house? 50% off for sure makes it more appealing! Energy modelling showed that ...

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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

I am looking to install a heat pump ,HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advi...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...radiant system can make the heat pump system superfluous. I would like to hear some thoughts. Radiant heat can be a complete heating solution for a home, but ...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

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

...radiant tubing. Thanks for the reply. I noticed this new demo house is 2 stories. Is the Legalett system also supplying radiant air heating for the second story...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...radiant. That is the exchange of heat between our bodies and the surfaces of a home. Various forms of radiant heat can be provided by all those fuel sources. ...

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

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

...radiant floor is a great idea, Have a look here at our air heated radiant floor page, this design has a lot of thermal mass which would be great for balancing h...

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

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...radiant floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more details on which systems were used? For example, is the ASHP being used to heat the fluid in the r...

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

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

...radiant infloor heating we can probably help you out but we’d need more info first - what is below, a crawl space or a full basement ? And is it heated or unhea...

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

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

...radiant floor heating – I dug out the basement to create enough head room down there to increase the amount of livable space, I then laid down insulation and ra...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...radiant in floor heat. I saw a post with a chart showing code built, better insulated and super insulated. The chart showed monthly payments (mortgage and until...

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?

...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 open, and it ...

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