Radiant floor heat / Discussions

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...radiant floor heat, the efficiency isn’t affected as much by the delivery system, meaning whether it is an air heated floor, electric mat radiant floor, or liqu...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...floor more cost effective? Also, if we heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant h...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...radiant floor on top of a subfloor that sounds like you have a foundation, is that correct? Radiant floor heat (as you will learn from the article above) only h...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and i...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...radiant 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 oth...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...radiant floor is heated with an electric boiler , it is a separate system than the heat pump . The intention of the heated floor is primary to ensure comfort an...

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

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

...heat? Installing a radiant floor under wood works fine, but here are some considerations: The best flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials ...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...heat? It was also mentioned using the radiant hydronic floor, moving purposely heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My under...

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

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

...heat generation (heated floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boi...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...floor) that I will need additional heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular locati...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...floor Radiant heat. With the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV and ERV ...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I ...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floor with radiant heat will help to hold heat within the house for the longest period of time. My wife is not a fan of concrete/tile floors within the main liv...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...radiant floor and I am not sure what to install. I can go with hydronic floor or electric. Hydronic is about 3300$ and the electric, around 2000$. I will keep...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...heater box alone. I also look forward to reading about the savings generated by diverting heat to warm the water tank. The Legalett air heated radiant floor is ...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...floor with radiant heat, and the cooling is all provided by a combination of air source heat pump and a heat pump water heater working in tandem . Our latest ...

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

How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?

...heat loss as the floor will be exposed to the elements being on stilts. Can the concrete floor be poured directly on the plywood subfloor? Thank you, There ar...

Posted by Cam Smith Feb. 6, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses