Radiant floor / Discussions

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

...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? Good q...

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

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

...radiant floor under wood works fine, but here are some considerations: The best flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials such as ceramic, st...

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

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...floor, electric mat radiant floor, or liquid glycol hydronic radiant floor. What matters most is the amount of insulation below the floor and the fuel source, w...

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

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

...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 if it's okay to have the ...

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

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

...floor out to pour......if you have any thoughts other than demo it.....I would like to hear them .....Thanks !! The only feasible way to put a radiant slab on g...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 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. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

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

...floor and I intend to lay electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of ...

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 radiant heat. We received a quote from Legalett for their geo slab it seemed more than we were hoping, is hydronic in floor more cost effective? Also, if ...

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

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

...floor) or you could even drop it down on a radiant heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want ra...

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

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

...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 a ...

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

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

...floors or hydronic (liquid) radiant floors, at least when they are heated with the same fuel. Meaning – a boiler heating water that is circulated through radian...

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

What thickness of insulation and concrete do you recommend in a floating slab?

...radiant floor system? Thank you. If you install only 2 inches of insulation under a slab with radiant heat in a cold climate, you will be dumping tons of heat i...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy April 21, 2021, 7:38 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...floor pipes providing 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 s...

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

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 put hemp insulation in an attic?

...radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Whe...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses