Radiant heat / Discussions

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...radiant floor heat, the efficiency isn’t affected as much by the delivery system, meaning whether it is an air heated floor, electric mat radiant floor, or liqu...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 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

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 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

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

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...heat pump for domestic hot water and hydronic heat. I'm inclined to have the hydronic heat installed in the floor but I've heard that it's not necessary and wil...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 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

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

Why are Legalett air heated floors better than electric mats?

...heated foundation system better than 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

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

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

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

...heating system. In net zero designs, if an air source heat pump is used for space heating and an indoor air to water heat pump is used for DHW heating, the net ...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 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

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

...heated radiant floors to hydronic , we’ve done both and much prefer air heated, you can see our time lapse air heated slab on grade install video here . Reall...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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