Radiant heat / Discussions

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

...heater and water or gel 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 i...

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

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...radiant heating system that is built directly into the slab? Radiant heating is very comfortable , and there are really only minimal differences between the com...

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

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

...radiant floor heating on all three levels as our main heat source. We don’t want ceramic or polished concrete, is there a particular type of wood that works bes...

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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...heat pump ,HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...radiant floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more details on which systems were used? For example, is the ASHP being used to heat the fluid in the r...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...heat? It was also mentioned using the radiant hydronic floor, moving purposely heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My under...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

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

...heated tubes , powered either by electricity or gas. Radiant heat is a very comfortable heat, so as you choose the more affordable fuel source and the system is...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I ...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...heat transferred to the ground that will be about 5 or 6 °C. I have only ever heard from one Canadian with an uninsulated radiant heated slab floor and his he...

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

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

...heated air is diverted to an air/water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. Is the closed loop system maintained when diverting heat to the ai...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems to conflict with the FPSF principle of relying on heat transferring through the footing to st...

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

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...heat gain / loss via conduction, condensation due to the highly conductive surfaces (and corrosion risks), plus radiant heat gain / loss. I hypothesize that, ...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...heater (or heat pump water heater for that matter) with your PV panels . That way when there is no requirement for water heating , your system will still produc...

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

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...heat it mostly with a masonry wood stove, backed up by an electric boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficienc...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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 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?

...heat/cool with an ERV and mini split system, not radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. C...

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