Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Is this space enough to put a 5Kwh Aircon?
If the outside is brick, you will have a steel lintel. It should be hard against the bricks and maybe 6mm thick. What will prevent the install is no space below to run the…
Jan 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Solar Vents for Room Ventilation?
We live in far north Qld surrounded by thick bushland on 3 sides which seem to keep out breezes. Due to the high humidity, we have major problems with mildew. I've…
West wall vertical shade cloth
There are also roll down blinds that you could attach to the underside of your eaves, but I guess the shade cloth would probably work out to be the cheapest and probably…
Best sun block out blinds
Thanks. I'm also quite interested in Ikea sliding blinds for my large 3m wide sliding doors. IKEA seem quite reasonably priced. Anyone here used them and have feedback to share?
Brivis evap water usage
Evap air con, by the very nature of how they work, use water. The dumping is to get rid of high density water which includes salts, This is to maintain good quality water…
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?
For various reasons I put the project on hold during 2020, but am hoping to push ahead early this year.
I put the same question to the Australian Passive House discussion…
Heating/Cooling new home build
It sounds like you have quite a large home and heating & cooling large can be a tricky exercise for residential homes.
I would say if possible that you need to…
Ducted air conditioner
Is the unit still running correctly once you turn the zones back on. Does the unit still turn off when turned off correctly?
Try a process of elimination to determine if…
Ducted evaporative advice (VIC)
Thanks for the reply Carmen.
We ended up getting another quote and the installer really took the time to review our plan, investigate the whole house (including in roof…
Dec 22, 2020 11:12 am
Thanks for the update. Good thing that you have that option with Daikin. Our heating/cooling unit has no other option but to change to a smart system, otherwise we have…
It’s not a habitable room so not needed. Same as eaves aren’t insulated either.
Dec 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Comparison of insulation upgrades
They all look like very minimal upgrades. As you can see from the ROI, financially none of them are worth it.
You haven't really said much about your double glazing. What…
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…
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…