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Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heating systems facilitate zone heating as you can keep different rooms at different temperatures. Though different from electric resistance heating, hydronic...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...radiant floors over hydronic radiant floors , but none greater than the ability to inject solar-heated air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab f...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...floor. Read more here about radiant floors and designing for thermal comfort. Life is short they say, unless of course your feet are cold, then it will seem m...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...floors for added comfort. What you don’t see a lot of, are floors heated with air. Electric wire radiant floor heating © Ecohome ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...heating, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Kenogami House © Ecohome Radiant floor heat: While the radiant f...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED & Passive Hous...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...radiant floor heat. A system can work to heat your home, as well as pre-heating your domestic hot water. It can easily provide 60% or more of your heati...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...Radiant floor boiler © Craig Anderson We installed a hydronic heating system powered by a propane fired boiler (a Trinity LX150). The system has a hea...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...Radiant heating: There is seemingly endless debate in green-building circles as to the comfort benefits of radiant heat , specifically floors. Walls and ceili...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...Radiant floor heat powered by a high efficiency gas boiler 84% efficient Zehnder Novus 300 ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an E...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...radiant concrete floor as a thermal battery would be in areas with fluctuating energy costs - you can set your floor on a timer so it only comes on during low-r...