Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Comparison of insulation upgrades
Thanks to everyone for your comments, it's helped pick up a few errors in my original calculations (now fixed hopefully) and made our decision much clearer.
Slab partial insulation
Firstly, unless you're in a very warm climate, I wouldn't be putting a verandah on the northern side of the home. This will result in too much shade in winter. Ideally you…
Ceiling fans for Sunshine Coast
I need to get the ceiling fans replaced in all rooms at our investment property (small size for bedroom, large size for living areas).
The ceilings are only 2.4mtrs…
Best sun block out blinds
My missus doesnt like external blinds so I am looking for the some internal UV sun block blinds, are they all about the same or are some brands better than others?
Ducted air conditioner
Hi everyone. I think I might have a problem. I turned my Rennai 12k ducted air conditioner on to warm the house. I left for work and hoped that my adult daughter would…
Sep 03, 2020 12:33 am
Heating/Cooling new home build
Need some advice on heating/cooling. We are building a two storey, 45sq home, with 3m & 2.7m ceilings. The heating/cooling guy has advised that the house needs…
Aug 23, 2020 10:29 pm
New build, Insulation Options
Hi all, first post here. Thanks in advance for your advice.
My husband and I are about to embark on a new build in Greater North Western Sydney (Hawkesbury district).
Replacing the AC
Let me remind you that a good air conditioner, split system, is rather complicated device. The fan can be independently installed and even repaired. But the air…
I want to install more Zones on a Actron Airconditioner. The valves (I assume that is what they are called) that open and close the ducting have 24VAC written on…
Insulation between rafters - old tile roof
Thanks all for the comments.
I hadnt seen many comments until recently, but wwnt ahead qith my project, at least setting up an storage space. I ended up putting a foil…
Heat pump hydronics
I read your post and was wondering how you went? With panel sizing, it ultimately comes down to understanding what your building’s heat load is. Many…
ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES
Its has been uphill battle holding the builder to task. This builder seems spares no effort in making it difficult.
I may have to file renewal of proceedings…
New Build - is this A/C sufficient
The back of the house is south west facing which will include 1 bedroom window and the rear stacker doors between the living area and alfresco. Alresco is 4.5m deep so…
Installing Ducted Air
For what its worth, here is my experience.
I got my builder to install ducted ACTRON SRD173C/SRV171 system with 8 zones and was charged $11,010 for it.
Double glazing windows DIY
I do not have it.
I am from Europe, as I remember I had condensation there it on very rare occasions. Only if weather was VERY cold. As soon as weather warmer -…
Retrofitting Insulation to Brick Veneer?
I just made a similar post regarding doing the exact same thing at my house. Have you had any luck coming up with a solution?
I was thinking of using the…
Jul 11, 2020 11:57 am
Rinnai Ducted Reverse Cycle AC Reviews
Hi all! We received a quote from the builder offering us the 17 kw Rinnai ducted inverter refirgerated cooling with heating to 10 points with 2 common zones for $12, 744.…
Just wondering if anyone here knows if Actron ducted AC comes with a hose where the water comes out? I have a ESP platinum unit and I can’t seem to find where my…
Heating colling options for new build
Had ducted heating is the one that's not a good idea (& there's arguments for & against for evap cooling).
Reverse cycle air conditioning (called heat pumps overseas) is…
I'm just curious to the methods other guys use. When we did renos for clients we retro fitted under floor insulation to maybe 6-7 homes. We've used everything from battens…
Hydronic slab heating (my experience)
turn on zone 123 and see what gets hot, say for example kitchen b1 and bath
then turn on 234 and see what gets hot say for example kitchen b2 and bath
then 345 etc say…
Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
Hebel PowerFloor will have STC between 54 have 62 for airborne sounds depending on your flooring covers.
You can improve it further by using soundclips and special…
weak natural gas
for anybody following along
gas plumber came out
he tested everything and came to conclusion that hws and gas log had both developed a similar fault at the same…
Braemar thm6x32 ducted heating issue
I have a 7 year old Braemar thm6x32 ducted gas heater with addon cooling. I've had nothing but problems with it since day one, but that's for another thread.
Good Mornign All
I have a Braemar TH series Heater with a maual contoller current
Am I able to add the spectrolink controller to the system by only changing the cabling…
What is the best heating systems?
If some stays in the house even with no heating, the temperature inside will still be higher than the temperature outside, therefore, condensation is likely to happen anyway.
I have a few problems with a relatively new solar hot water system I'd love your help and advice on. My old twin-element electric heater died 3 days before…
Hi, we moved into a brand new townhouse 8 months ago, our windows are double glazes, so here we was thinking that what everyone had told us about double glaze windows…
Reverse Cycle AC and solar
This is great project. But I think solar power should be sold as something that lessens the load on fossil fuels for grid power,…
Where to place the return air
I prefer the ceiling where possible as it will not suck up dirt, hair etc from the floor. Ideally to keep it nice & central i would place it in the front hall closer to…