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Details regarding 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

hydronic radiant cooling

...radiant cooling advanced enough to be a viable, cost effective option for an average 2300 sq ft residential house? Hi Dean, Hydronic radiant cooling can be do...

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?

...heat pump be put under an iso-slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat Hi Jennifer We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any su...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 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 Anonymous March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

Iam looking to install ASHP ,HRV, UFH in slab, arin harvester , log burner, do I need all this or can I do without ASHP? Or can you advise me on a better syste...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 0 Responses

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 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...radiant air heating for the second story? Or is there a supplemental heating system for floor #2?

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel 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

Alternative radiant heating systems for slab on grade

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

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

What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...radiant heat transfer between your body and the environment. Poor quality windows will suck the heat from your body, as will cold walls. We have a page about de...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How much insulation if any 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

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

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...heating and cooling in the first place. It is also fairly open, and it has hydronic radiant floors for backup heating, so a ductless mini-split heat pump is suf...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 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

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

Insulating 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

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
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