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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Anonymous March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel 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

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Can tubing for a ground source heat pump be put under an iso-slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat Hi Jennifer We generally recommend people c...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 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

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...radiant heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where it can dry properly. If you are chemical...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 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

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

...radiant heated slab floor and his heating bills were so ridiculously high that he planned to sacrifice his radiant floor, sacrifice some head room and eat the c...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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 would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...Radiant heat (floors or walls) is considered the most comfortable due to the thermal comfort explanation above. But a retrofit heating system replacement may be...

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

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...radiant floor heating – I dug out the basement to create enough head room down there to increase the amount of livable space, I then laid down insulation and ra...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
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