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hydronic radiant cooling

...floor for radiant heat, and cool the air in your house instead as is typically done. Keep in mind, that a slab-on-grade floor offers a lot of thermal mass ins...

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

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

...radiant air heating for the second story? Or is there a supplemental heating system for floor #2?

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Details regarding the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house

...radiant flooring? If not, what system was used for that? Also, what system was used for domestic hot water? Thanks Hi August The radiant floor is heated wit...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel 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

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 Anonymous March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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 use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

Iam looking to install ASHP ,HRV, UFH in slab, arin harvester , log burner, do I need all this or can I do without ASHP? Or can you advise me on a better syste...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 0 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...radiant floor I would personally want to see the utility bills to know what a winters worth of heat would cost. And a last piece of advice - don't be instantl...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 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

Alternative radiant heating systems for slab on grade

...radiant floor heat in upper floors, as are other products, but to answer your slab question, I wouldn’t be using it in basements. You simply need to embed tubin...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

Hello, I’m designing a FPSF in Southern Vermont (AFI 2300). I want to fully insulate the radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...radiant heated slab floor and his heating bills were so ridiculously high that he planned to sacrifice his radiant floor, sacrifice some head room and eat the c...

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

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...radiant floor that we just built for our new demonstration house. it would be easier I think to provide solar heat to an air heated floor than hydronic. Below...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...floor consists of concrete and insulation (radiant heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where...

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

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...floor. So even if you build a bungalow instead and have to double the floor area, you will still end up using less concrete than you would need to use in the ba...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 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

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...radiant floors for backup heating, so a ductless mini-split heat pump is sufficient. It also depends on what you call comfortable - if you want to bring the tem...

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