Solar heated floor / Discussions

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

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...floor heated with air tubes rather than hydronic, and those tubes will be fed with air warmed by a solar air-heating panel, so we are using the floor as a therm...

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

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

...floor heating system. The house is still under construction and not expected to be finished for a couple more months. There have been Legalett air-heated floors...

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

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

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

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...solar air heated floor to provide most of the heat, and we included a ductless heat pump on the second floor. We used the CS11M model from Direct Air. Both of t...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...solar air heated slab as well, so if you're looking to knock it out of the park on passive and active solar heating, check out our solar air heated slab on grad...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...solar homes , where you can see how we raised the level of the slab with clean compactible fill, exactly as you would need to do. You could go with a footing ...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...solar-air heated floor built from a kit product that has continuous insulation underneath. There are times when insulation below the footings gets omitted, that...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

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

...solar heating options are linked below. Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Wood Pellet stoves that don't need electrici...

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

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

I'm putting together a design for a medium-sized, super well-insulated slab on grade home. I definitely want a hydronic in floor heat system, along with a heat...

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...solar air heated floor . That way a large portion of your heating demand could be provided by a small solar panel running a fan, to help keep your home warm dur...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...floor for radiant heat, and cool the air in your house instead as is typically done. Keep in mind, that a slab-on-grade floor offers a lot of thermal mass ins...

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