Solar air-heated floor / Discussions

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...Solar Panel, possibly power the Legalett in floor heating system, and also provide power to heat domestic hot water? The solar air heating panels on our new dem...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

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

...Solar Air Panels is not needed during the summer months to warm the cement floor slab, the heated air is diverted to an air/water heat exchanger for heating the...

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

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 well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...air-heated floor for our recent demo house and did a time-lapse install video here - Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE L...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...floors as a starting place - Radiant floor heat - Air heated, electric of hydronic, which is best? Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicate...

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

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...solar panel, as it will act as a thermal battery. here you can see how we installed a solar air heated floor using air tubes to ward concrete for radiant heat d...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floors. I would like to pull the warm air from the peak of the house and using a fan pump it into a hollow space under the concrete floor. I am hoping by the ti...

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

Can I run a Legalett air heated slab system during a power outage?

...solar or wood booster would be pretty awesome. We would say that to keep a Legalett air heated floor slab operating during a power outage is probably unnecessar...

Posted by Tyler Forman Dec. 11, 2021, 5:08 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...solar heating - how to warm your home with the sun Even if you put a floor covering on a concrete slab floor, you will still get the temperature balancing eff...

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

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...solar air heated radiant floor that we just built for our new demonstration house. it would be easier I think to provide solar heat to an air heated floor than ...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...solar air-heating panel, so we are using the floor as a thermal battery to store solar heat. Here is an air heated slab on grade radiant floor DIY install video...

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

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...solar heating. As for radiant floor heating, a solar air heating panel is nothing but an empty box with a black front that you blow air through to collect solar...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 6 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...floor with solar air heated tubes heating the slab floor . It may be a something to consider depending on how big this project is and if it is all seasons.

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 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 heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...solar gain with that window section and the concrete slab. But I want to have a radiant floor and I am not sure what to install. I can go with hydronic floor or...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...solar water heater ‘heat storage battery’, you already have that – the concrete floor. Assuming you have at least 3 or 4 inches of concrete in your floor, it wi...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses