Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Best reasonable ducted a/C installer in Melbourne
Hi everyone! Does anyone have a any good experience with certain vendors who have installed ducted reverse cycle ac in their homes? I am planning to install one after…
Can a return air box be the same size as the duct?
Hi Lockmac, Your return air grille should always bigger than the return air duct itself, this is because the return air filter restricts the airflow & as it gets dirty it…
Foil Faced Building Paper & No Wall Insulation - Advice
Don't expect builders to go beyond the (very poor) minimum standards. The extremely informative "Your Home" government website, all about sustainable, energy efficient…
Does ceiling height effects heating efficiency &ongoing cost
Generally speaking, increasing height does automatically affect heating efficiency as there is more room to cover.
Bonaire vs Braemar Gas Ducted Heating (MB6-31XA Vs TQM6x32)
Respected experienced members, I am building a 32sq single story house? Can you please help me with 2 of my questions 1. can you please suggest which of the following…
Foil Backed Insulation (Roof Blanket) In Walls
I'd say a radiant heat barrier (reflective insulation) would be great on your western wall to reduce afternoon heat from the sun. But as mentioned, a bearable wrap is…
Assessing heating needs for this 6 star modular house
Sorry, I can't answer your questions. All I'll say it's 6 star is the bare minimum standard allowable in Australia's already lax building standards. Why not build to a…
New Build - Ducted Refrigerated OR R/c Multi Splits OR R/c D
Just make sure to find a good property lawyer (or maybe the IBI can do it as well - from some websites I have seen) who can go over the 'B'q contract "before" you sign…
Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables
I stand corrected. Under “Health and safety tips” it says... Electrical wiring must be appropriately sized or it may overheat when covered by insulation. Have it…
Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler
Yes, Aqua Breeze coolers are the coolest ones in the Australian market and have been running for 20 years successfully. Aqua Breeze handles the summer peak heat better…
Should we re-insulate our whole roof attic again?
Your existing batts look like they'd be only R1.0 to 1.5. Usually the thicker the better. It will depend on how long you are thinking of staying as to the cost benefit…
Rural Heating & Cooling - Electrical Vs. LPG
As advised by SaveH2O, a hot water relay is a good idea. I haven't looked into them in about 12 months, but last I looked the stand alone ones (like Catch Power I think)…
Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability
have you found a way to make your smart thermostat compatible with the Ecobee? I have a similar Aircon and control panel and looking for a documentation explaining the…
Help with selecting windows/glass for open plan reno
Thank you! great resource.
Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?
Why is that? We are thinking to go for ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling as we don't prefer gas heating and planning to install solar panels after hand over.