Radiant heating / Discussions

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

I am building a 15 x 24 garage attached to our house and want to include in-floor radiant heat, what is the best choice? Do you suggest electric wires or tubes...

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

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

...heating solution for a home, but to do so successfully there are considerations. Any radiant floor heating system (gas or electric, hydronic or radiant air heat...

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

How so you take a concrete slab to a nice interior concrete floor?

...radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be a light ...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 0 Responses

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

...radiant floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes Installing an electric wire radiant floor is something we have not yet d...

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

how do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...radiant slab on grade floor under and existing building would be to jack it up, (get this done professionally as it is not a safe DIY project) then build a slab...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...radiant floor is a great idea, Have a look here at our air heated radiant floor page, this design has a lot of thermal mass which would be great for balancing h...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump system. I have search...

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

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

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

...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 if it's okay to have the ...

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

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

...heating and cooling system should we be looking into? I feel like if we go with a slab on grade we would almost certainly have to get radiant floor heating othe...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...radiant hydronic floor, moving purposely heated water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in ...

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

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

...heating season. Ideally it would be great to compare the operational heating costs with the assist of the Solar Panels, to the cost of using the heater box alon...

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

What is the best solar water heating system?

...radiant floor and hot water. I also have a heat pump minisplit, and I have PV electricity. Which would be better (more sustainable) for me for heating water--a ...

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

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the g...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Radiant Floor Heat ( haven't decided yet on heating source) Slab will have 4" of Rigid Insulation under the slab and extending 4' out from the edges. I believe ...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficiency of the house by insulating the outside. What I have in mind is vertical 2x4 strapping, 3 1/2" Roxul...

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