Radiant floor / Discussions

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 Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How so you take a concrete slab to a nice 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 0 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

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

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

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 1 Responses

Can I see details about 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 The radiant floor is heated with an electri...

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

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

...radiant floor system uses a sealed, closed-loop system, in part, to control moisture in the tubing and therefore mold growth. In Ecohome’s new demo house, did L...

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

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 flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floor, or by putting a floor covering over your slab that makes you more comfortable and happy. Radiant heated floors perform best when there is nothing to sl...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 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 are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. Cost - I know a slab is cheaper but having a basem...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...radiant floor and hot water. I also have a heat pump minisplit, and I have PV electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a ...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...radiant 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 sor...

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?

...radiant floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes Installing an electric wire radiant floor is something we have not yet d...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses