Solar heated floor / Discussions

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

...heated slab foundation to do an analysis of its effectiveness? I'm wondering what the numbers are on using the solar air heated collector to provide supplementa...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...heated air generated from the 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 ...

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

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

...floor. Here are a few pages that may offer you some ideas and inspiration. Understanding thermal batteries Solar air heated floor Phase-change building ...

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

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

...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 addi...

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?

...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 Legal...

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

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

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floor, or by putting a floor covering over your slab that makes you more comfortable and happy. Radiant heated floors perform best when there is nothing to sl...

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

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

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

...solar panels for the air heated floor you can find a Legalett dealer here , there are no other commercial suppliers of air heated floors anywhere in North Ameri...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

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

...floor at and the type of flooring . A well-insulated house won’t need to run a floor as hot as a poorly-insulated house, this can affect how the flooring reacts...

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

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

...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 video...

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