Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Installing Ducted Air
I faced the same dilemma.
It's just my wife and I, and I couldn't justify 20k on a low end cooling only unit that idles at 6kw at its lowest output (when it would just be…
Heat pump hydronics
Thankfully, our programmer was able to get onto this from overseas.
Again, immense thanks for your welcome feedback and going forward please communicate any bugs, or…
Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.
I’m trying to decide which ducted system to choose for our new house being built in Melbourne.
It’s a large double story house, 41 squares (381sqm) of living…
I'm looking to retrofit our 15 year old brick veneer house with very good insulation following the passive house / low energy ideas (location coastal VIC). Being…
Wall switch - ceiling fan speed and timer
I have a ceiling mounted fan and currently there is just a wall switch with a rotary dial (off and then three speeds). Is there a way to have a timer / speed switch…
continuous hot water with shower mixer
Copper pipe sizes are nominal (internal diameters are smaller) and maximum flow velocities through pipes are regulated.
A school kid who knows how to…
Lennox and Bonair
27 SQ house in VIC.
Builder has proposed a Bonair MB-5NC 30 KW with a Lennox 16KW addon cooler.
Any experiences thoughts to share about the above…
Have you looked into decentalised ventilation with heat recovery?
Could be a good way to keep condensation down. Heat recovery will avoid any heat loss during…
Lopi or Jetmaster?
Jetmaster looks more usefull in this case and it's also an opportunity to save 1k $
Sep 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Need help identifying recessed light
240v halogen downlight. I'd take arcadeit idea further and suggest replacing the downlights with IC4 rated LED downlights which can be abutted and covered completely with…
Sep 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Ducted aircon in Unit - advice needed
Hi all, thanks for viewing in advance.
I have strata approval for installing a ducted aircon in my 2-bedroom unit. The ceiling is gyprock/plasterboard.
My question to…
Aug 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Large shed insulation advice needed
Depends on how much trouble/cost you want to go to. You could go all out and remove the existing cladding and replace with a Kingspan 50MM XPS panels instead. But then…
Given there is no internal cladding, I asked about cornices, architraves and skirtings because I wondered whether you could add a lining without having to change all…
Evaporative cooling is the most powerful and cheapest cooling technology. When air blow over the water, it gets cool. Water…
west facing windows in Perth and the heat
Great post by arcadelt, agree with everything they've said.
OP, good to see you've been looking through the Your Home website. It's extremely useful.
I'd recommend that…
Wall and Ceiling Insulation
For that R-value, they should install batts (or similar). However, they do that just before or while the plaster board goes on, otherwise, the insulation will just fall…
Ducted aircon installers reference
i'm not in brisbane and this response may be months too late. But I got my full ducted A/C for a house slightly smaller than yours for around 11k, this was maybe 3 years…
Boiler for radiant floor heat
There are some recommendations. I think calculations are made with -20C.
Really would need to know how cold it will be around your area and how good is the insulation
Braemar ducted gas heating
Hello. I woke on an iceberg this morning. The control is flashing reset and the flame 🔥 symbol at the top is off. Turns on sound wise, and flicks off in 10seconds.…
Thanks, any recommended Ducted aircon installers for new build in Brisbane ?
Should we replace these insulation batts?
We purchased a new property a couple months ago and are doing work to replace the damaged roof sarking.
At the moment we’re not sure whether to replace the…
Replacing gas heater with wood heater.
We have an old Vulcan gas heater in the original fireplace of our house which we want to remove and replace with a inbuilt wood heater. We have found a wood heater at…
Brivis ICE cooling
Hi, we are looking at getting the brivis ICE cooling system as an add on to our existing brivis gas heating system. I have read a lot of bad reviews.
Can anyone let me…
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation
I have a full length ridge vent. I used the type you shingle over. They are near invisible.
I had earlier put in a power gable vent. Ever since I put a new roof on and…
VATA, not a reply as such as i'm not proving advice just adding on to the question.
I'm looking, rather considering Ref. cooling for a 27-28 sq single story house. 4…
I have been quoted Actron Air SRD191C/SRV191E ( single phases) plus :
1- Wifi controller
In west Melbourne area $16500
Is it responsible price ?…
Mar 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab
Your slab will be on the ground, not at 1 m depth, on the other side. If you get some diurnal variation at the top soil level, you should be good without insulation due to…
Also, the solar ark installed did eave vents pretty cheap so I got a bunch of them installed too.