Radiant floor / Discussions

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 heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they are available all...

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

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

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

...floor will be exposed to the elements being on stilts. Can the concrete floor be poured directly on the plywood subfloor? Thank you, There are a few ways you ...

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

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Radiant Floor Heat ( haven't decided yet on heating source) Slab will have 4" of Rigid Insulation under the slab and extending 4' out from the edges. I believe ...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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

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

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

...radiant heat mats which are electric and nothing is wasted heating the air

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 17, 2020, 9:28 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...radiant floors as a starting place - Radiant floor heat - Air heated, electric of hydronic, which is best? Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly co...

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

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...radiant floor, I have one myself, so yes, electric radiant floor boilers exist.

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 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

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floors. I would like to pull the warm air from the peak of the house and using a fan pump it into a hollow space under the concrete floor. I am hoping by the ti...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...radiant floor, my answer would be the same either way. Radiant heating systems in homes don’t introduce any fresh air, so you should have some sort of ventila...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses