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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 air-heating has yet to be a viable and reliable option for well-balanced home heating. Until now …. When looking for a heat-storage solution that woul...

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

Air-heated radiant floors

...radiant floor heating © Ecohome How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air heating systems were introduced into homes, there hav...

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

DIY radiant floor installation

...heating the air in my house". Read more here about the importance of balancing insulation for energy efficiency. Heating a floor increases the temperature dif...

Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...Radiant Heating , or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE or join the debate about...

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...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...Heating during off-peak hours: If you rely on radiant heat from thermal mass such as heated concrete floors, this can make heating with electricity a more reali...

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

Heating with electricity

...Radiant in-floor heat can also be achieved through hydronic heating systems , which when heating with water from an electric boiler again offers the same number...

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 needs, I took the heating load for the year, divided by 100 days to account for the heaviest part of the heating season, divided by 24 hours in a day to...

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...

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...