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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 systems are ultimately still using electricity to generate heat, so all the same environmental realities apply. Heating the liquid in a hydronic system can be ...

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 floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome Solar air heating panels are a growing trend in green building online ,...

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

DIY radiant floor installation

...floor to eliminate the need for heating it. We have been on the fence about this and leaned to both sides at different times, but it seems we have now fallen off the fence, and landed on a warm floor. Read more here about radiant floors and designing for thermal comfort. Life is short they say, unless of course your ...

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

Air-heated radiant floors

...heating, electrically-heated mats are sometimes installed below the tiles in bathroom floors for added comfort. What you don’t see a lot of, are floors heated with air. Electric wire radiant floor heating © Ecohome How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air heatin...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...radiant floor boiler. We also have an air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. We could have fitted some baseboard heaters for zone heating but they are often noisy and need fixing and we dec...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...heating this close to net zero energy house, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Net Zero Energy design Kenogami House © Ecohome Radiant floor heat in a Net Zero Energy Home: While the radiant floors were originally heated with a condensing boiler, that was since repla...

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

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...heating costs. There is also the matter of conductivity - a wood floor and a concrete floor at the same temperature would feel very different since concrete conducts heat much better, making it seem either warmer or colder than a wood floor of the same temperature. It is important to note that including in-floor heat...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...radiant floors: Heating cables can be run under both tiles and engineered hardwood. This is not a cheap system to install, but it is a very comfortable way to deliver heat. Radiant in-floor heat can also be achieved through hydronic heating systems , which when heating with water from an electric boiler again offers ...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...floor. Unlike most radiant floors where heated liquid is passed through tubing in the concrete, this is an air-heated radiant floor which has 4-inch tubes that circulate hot air to warm the concrete. Solar air-heated radiant floor insulating forms details Important note – this is not a feature that is offered...

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?

...heating options so we can measure their efficiency and write about them, but chances are your kit home will only need one of these heat sources: An air-heated radiant floor system from Legalett with an estimated 60-70% of the total heat load being provided by solar air heating panels , which also act to pre-heat do...

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

...heating system. In order to help others to not make the same mistakes, I'll both lay out what we did and how it was problematic, as well as how we went about fixing the problems for the future. What we installed initially Radiant floor boiler © Craig Anderson We installed a hydronic heating ...