Radiant heat / Discussions

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular location depends on a few factors , namel...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...heated the space with a mini split heat pump and insulated beneath the slab would the floor be warm? Installing radiant heat in a concrete slab on grade floor w...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...radiant heat can heat an entire home when designed for it. And while a radiant system can provide the necessary heat for a home, it may require make-up heat on ...

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

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...heated by the underfloor heating system?). Many thanks indeed D If you are planning do retrofit an existing home with radiant infloor heating we can probabl...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 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

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

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

...heat’ I will assume a boiler and either radiators spaced around the house or perhaps a radiant floor, my answer would be the same either way. Radiant heating ...

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

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...radiant heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want radiant infloor heating, though there are oth...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 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 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

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 in slab on grade foundations , powered either by electricity or gas. Radiant heat is a very comfortable heat, so as you choose the more affordable ...

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

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...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 (Heat ...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 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

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

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

...radiant heat, and the cooling is all provided by a combination of air source heat pump and a heat pump water heater working in tandem . Our latest demo house ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses