Radiant / Discussions

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

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

...radiant system can make the heat pump system superfluous. I would like to hear some thoughts. Radiant heat can be a complete heating solution for a home, but ...

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

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

I am trying to decide whether to go with a tankless and gas fuelled water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. ...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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 is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

On a small footprint foundation (26 x 19 feet) what is better and/or more economical for radiant heat? I am hesitating between water with a micro boiler or ele...

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 under wood works fine, but here are some considerations: The best flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials such as ceramic, st...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

We are looking to build a slab on grade addition and were wondering wether it was necessary to install in floor radiant heat. We received a quote from Legalett...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 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

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

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

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...radiant infloor heating we can probably help you out but we’d need more info first - what is below, a crawl space or a full basement ? And is it heated or unhea...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...radiant floor, I have one myself, so yes, electric radiant floor boilers exist.

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...radiant floor, my answer would be the same either way. Radiant heating systems in homes don’t introduce any fresh air, so you should have some sort of ventila...

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

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished 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 1 Responses

Can I see details about 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 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