Heating, Cooling & Insulation
New build on coastal SE QLD
Just wondering if anyone can chime in on our new build. We are going to build on a block within meters from the beach in SE QLD. Our Brisbane based architect…
Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?
You're right ddarroch. We are in Sydney and we would use the recommended BioPCM version for the optimal temp range (can't remember which off the top of my head). House is…
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
We have a large 3 phase unit with the in room controllers, happy with the unit but still had a few problems but fixed no problem under warranty, the 3 way valve on the…
Wanted: Daikin SkyFi
Hi guys, I'm after a Daikin SkyFi unit. I know they have been discontinued due to reliability concerns, but I'm not too worried about that. I've tried ringing Daikin and…
Daikin Unit has Developed Fault
I authorized them to go ahead.
Indoor PCB still a delay.........
Its Daikin part # 300556P
If I can get one earlier that would be great.
Where should I look??
Mould on Colourbond Roof
Not unusual for fungus on Colorbond roof. I have it on mine and we are about 300m from Port Philip Bay in Vic.
I have a Technical Bulletin TB-27 made available…
Air-Con on 3 phase
Before you splash out and outlay on a mains upgrade to 3 phase supply, just check that your induction cooktop doesn't also support single phase supply. The few I've…
Ducted Aircon install
I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for ducted aircon installers in Brisbane? I'm building two new houses side by side and my builder is happy for me to get my…
Jun 27, 2017 10:37 pm
We went with evaporating cooling but have got fan in all rooms and living room. Melbourne warm doesnt last that long. hahahaha
The Case of the Missing Insulation
Well... I hope it serves as an example for other first timers. Don't trust a certificate. Definitely worth paying an independent inspector to go through the property with…
Jun 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Jun 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Ducted heated air con
Our installation started in May 2017, our first report was the temperature was not warming the house. Work men came and told us…
Evaporative aircon brand
Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar.
We currently have a Braemar at our…
Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Jun 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Heating & Cooling Dilemma
Usually with bulkhead units they are installed with a wider linear bar grille where as the supply air discharges out into the space in one section of the grille and the…
Jun 05, 2017 11:31 pm
well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…
Gas Log Fire
With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product.
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May 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Ducted ac question gas under doors
Also the best ac installed poorly will be a poor performer, installation and ac quality are both of equal importance.
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May 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires
We will be building our new home hopefully later this year. It will be on 2 acres in the Ballarat Region and we are looking at our heating options. There is no natural gas…
If Knauf costs more than $100 per sq m, then BioPCM will be a better choice. But still quite expensive. my calcs show $14K for 150 sq m with 2.4 m ceilings for BioPCM.
Bonaire Navigator - zoning
Your remote should have zone indicator. Mostly 3 and 4 will be of no use. There will be common area (which is living room) and you may not be able to control. Two zones…
May 01, 2017 9:55 pm
Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?
We have a 1300mm Haiku in our main bedroom in bamboo/black. It's fabulous. The quietest and most effective fan I have ever encountered. But it comes at a cost - about $1000 each.
They will have to upgrade your ducks to are larger size to take heating and Cooling. You may also need to upgrade your heater.
We paid $9652. for Brivis add on…
I've just bought a new house with carpeted bedrooms upstairs and a large rumpus room underneath that I'm turning into my bedroom. The layout is perfect for privacy as my…
reverse cycle air duct systems?
Cureently looking at removing my gas heating ducts and evaporative cooling and replacing with air duct reverse cycle air con system but I do not know the subject all that…
Retrofit tiled roof insulation?
Yes Sisalation though not exactly since it goes before the tiles go in place . But I remember having a chat with someone in Thomastown about retrofitting and he said there…
Apr 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Apr 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Ducted heating/cooling return air location
Location of the return air would be dependent on your installer.
You can leave a 1" gap under bedroom door for air to return by without whistling out of every crack and…
Apr 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Floor insulation supports.
Just be mindful of what material you get your saddle brackets folded out of to ensure you don't have any issues with dissimilar metals reacting with each other (i.e.…
Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm
Ducted aircon through builder
I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for Single Storey house (22 sq) - 12.4KW, 2…
Josh's house/ CSR house
I have been a couple of times. I have taken small groups to have a look on Sustainable House Day (Sept). Feedback is always positive.
I think CSR House if a great…
West facing wall with an elevated neighbour
Thanks heaps for your reply. Regarding privacy, I did check the windows and they are not exactly in line of sight so all is good but I will still check when their frame is up.
Mar 22, 2017 8:02 pm
Daikin outside air system
I am thinking (possibly overthinking) about this topic for a 2 storey home!
1. Extraction of hot air, using the AC return Duct (a.k.a Home Economiser)
Heating a 7 star house
For a seven star house , you'd need some very unique authentic that berber families in the high atlas mountains of Morocco during the cold winter use to warm up their…
Reverse Cycle AC and solar
I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh you…
Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit
Does anyone have any info on this heating system. I'm in a rented place and the heating is working fine but the ducting is very confusing.
There are 5 ducts…