Solar air heated floors / Discussions

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

...air-heated floors across Canada and the U.S. since the mid-70s, and even longer in Sweden where the company originated, so there is nothing new there; it's the ...

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

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...air space and the tile? Does it make a difference if the bulk of the concrete (thermal) mass is below the airspace or between the airspace and the tile? Thanks ...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...floors heated with air tubes Moving into a solar solution though and choosing between a solar water heater and a solar air heater, there you would for sure ha...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...Solar radiant floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor The air he...

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

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...solar-heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...solar air heated floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they ...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...heated, due to the reduced conductivity of heat between your feet and the floor. Our latest demonstration house is a prefab kit house seated on a solar air he...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...air to condense and put you at risk of mold and mildew forming. Here is a our page all about radiant floors as a starting place - Radiant floor heat - Air hea...

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

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...solar air floor as your basement floor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much! We prefer a slab on grade over a basement for a bunch of re...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

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

...air-heated floor, below is a link to an installation video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation v...

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...air heated radiant floors - They distribute across north America, we've built several of them, its the only way I'd do a slab now. Here is a time lapse Legale...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

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

...airtight envelope, so it doesn't require a lot of heating and cooling in the first place. It is also fairly open, and it has hydronic radiant floors for backup ...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...floors such as Maple, Birch, Oak, and you can find Cork engineered floors as well. doesn't flooring on top of slab reduce passive solar heat absorbtion?

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...heated off grid house, see some of these pages Passive Solar Home Design and Living Off Grid . As for Geothermal, it is a great system for efficient heating, ...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...solar heated floor). 4) Is there any reason you can think of why the County of Prince Edward would have any issues with issuing a permit for, inspecting, and ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses