Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?
Hi, we are building a new house. We shall have gas cooktop and electric (heat pump) hot water system. We shall have bottles. We decided on heat pump over gas continuous…
Anticon versus sarking for concrete tiled roof
Having bought an old hovel with timber roofing and good ceramic tiles, I learned to my horror, that the timber had "delignified", meaning "de-wooded". Great! What that…
Solar hot water system (boost) timer (times of day, how long
Hi all, Our house has a solar hot water system on the roof. As a family of 4, we often run out of hot water, particularly in the winter months. The system has a boost…
fixing/improving a peltier (thermoelectric) cooler?
I inherited a thermoelectric wine cooler/fridge from a friend as they are moving far away and didnt want to take it with them. It was acting up for…
Condensation in homes vs display homes vs shops
Hi, Curious to know on condensation in glass windows. How does some glass windows in some display homes or office building's or some shops does not have condensation or…
Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?
thanks for the reply, yes i'm across all that. I was interested to know if the insulation takes the chill off a tiled floor in winter
Looking for a vertical/upright electric radiator panel
Split System Air Condtioner Allworth Concerto
Hi Everyone, Just seeing if anyone out there has put a split system air conditioner into a Allworth Homes Concerto design and where did they put it. Hopefully there will…
Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey
Hi HTB, Just curious to know how the evaporative cooling is going?We plan to build a double with porter in Bacchus Marsh and wondering abt the merits of evaporative…
No sarking...should I do something else??
Sarking is a BCA requirement if any of the rafters are over 6m long. https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/h ... nd-sarking
R ratings and their impact on heat and noise insulation
Greetings from Taiwan! I am currently renovating an old apartment in Taipei. Part of this involve building up walls, and insulating a ceiling. Unfortunately there is very…
Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling
Ventilated through where? If your house is well insulated, natural ventilation will be more about how breathable are your walls on one side and how wide and for how long…