Radiant heating / Discussions

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

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

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

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 Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 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 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 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 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

How do you do insulation 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

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

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...heating costs down, which In your case I imagine is likely firewood? Some solar heating options are linked below. Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on G...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

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

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How much insulation 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 best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...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