Radiant floors / Discussions

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...radiant floors and have a few questions: What is the cfm on such a system (per loop or run)? What temp is run through the system? Are there any other provider...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses

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

...floors, using propane gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re looking to convert your radiant floor from a gas...

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

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

...radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they are available all across the US. You can read more here about the difference between air heated and hydr...

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?

...radiant floors. Does anyone have any experience with DIYing hydronic concrete slabs on stilts. How I would go about insulating underneath to avoid heat loss a...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...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 living areas o...

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

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

...radiant system can make the heat pump system superfluous. I would like to hear some thoughts. Radiant heat can be a complete heating solution for a home, but ...

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

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Can tubing for a ground source heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check wi...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...radiant heat system, would be about 1000 square feet. There is only one manufacturer of slab on grade form kits with air heated floors that we know of, the comp...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 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 home heating system?

...radiant heating on floors I occupy as living space, and only on floors that are in direct contact with the ground like basements or slab on grade floors. For wo...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

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

...radiant tubing. Thanks for the reply. I noticed this new demo house is 2 stories. Is the Legalett system also supplying radiant air heating for the second story...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...floors gives an overview of all three types of radiant floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes Installing an electric wi...

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

What is the best material for flooring?

...floors to hard for standing comfortably, in which case you can cover them as long as you choose a material that isn’t impacted by radiant floors if you have the...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 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 Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

I'm considering purchasing a 48 yrs. old (1972) bungalow on slab in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. To date I've only seen the standard real estate photos. I will be...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses