Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Replacing Splits with Ducted AC?
I’ve recently moved house coming from a ducted AC house to the new place having 3 x fairly old splits. Just wanted to get thoughts from others if they have…
Dec 12, 2019 11:24 am
Dec 12, 2019 11:21 am
Brivis networker won’t switch modes
Hi, my Brivis networker (heater/ac controller) won’t switch modes to air conditioning like it should. Heater and fan work fine, I’ve also tried resetting…
Solar & Wind generation
We are about to do a KDR and install probably a 4-5kw system and a Tesla battery as well. How many Kw is your system and do you have any figures like power generated and…
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?
To get air-tightness in a build, should both internal and external wraps be used, or is the external wrap enough? Is this is case of 80/20 rule, i.e. pay 20% extra…
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…
Installing Ducted Air
I agree that betting before is a good option. You may have other or bigger problems with the installation afterwards. Everything is difficult to calculate.
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…
You can also contact your dealer or shop if you have any problems with the instructions.
Lopi or Jetmaster?
Jetmaster looks more usefull in this case and it's also an opportunity to save 1k $
Sep 09, 2019 10:21 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 11:37 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 10:50 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…