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arcadelt
arcadelt
19 April

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

If you are considering replacing the blinds then consider honeycomb/cellular blinds as they actually provide a level of insulation (up to R1.0 I am told). Something else…

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arcadelt
Apr 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Bels
Bels
17 April

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Unless you had absolute junk equipment installed by the most incompetent installers with no idea between them and the system hasn't worked from day dot, what's to say that…

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Bels
Apr 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Heliosphere
Heliosphere
14 April

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Thanks for the Laros link, those diagrams are helpful and those thermal blocks could be part of the solution. - It would be using the same insulation product between the…

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Heliosphere
Apr 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Heliosphere
abreilprey
abreilprey
12 April

Storage water heater vs instant

Storage water heater vs instant

Instant water heater is the better option if you are rarely going to use hot water otherwise, Storage water heater is better.

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abreilprey
Apr 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Cur1ous
Cur1ous
10 April

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

If you are looking for a professional advice then ask . By choosing Fonko NZ you choose safety as well. Its staffs knowledgeable, experienced…

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Cur1ous
Apr 10, 2018 2:50 am
Cur1ous
DamNita
DamNita
9 April

Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Thank you so much! I appreciate your advice.

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DamNita
Apr 09, 2018 1:17 pm
DamNita
Sergey
Sergey
8 April

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows
1, 2, 3

ERV in every room would be nice. I don't have ducted A.C. yet, so anything I will add is expensive. Plan is to put ducted air conditioning with an addition of in wall ERV…

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Sergey
Apr 08, 2018 10:19 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
31 March

Closing out Air Vents

Closing out Air Vents

When you change one thing, another is also changed. This has nothing to do with a building code but more to do with health. Ask yourself why the wall vents were put in…

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ilmessaggio
Mar 31, 2018 11:50 am
Jenesahill
Jenesahill
30 March

Energy Recovery Systems

Energy Recovery Systems

8.5K quote I think you should pay a market survey searching for quotation from different providers. I would recommend you comparing the quotes then making a decision would…

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Jenesahill
Mar 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Jenesahill
Bels
Bels
20 March

Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

There's nothing wrong with the method of control of your system. The air supplied to the active zones still returns through the common return air intake and sensed by the…

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Bels
Mar 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Bels
Bels
16 March

Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

It doesn't really make that much of a difference as your duct work is insulated anyways. If it bothers you that much just get the alfresco ceiling insulated and same with garage.

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Bels
Mar 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Bels
Bels
13 March

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Seek legal advice. I hope you've been documenting all communications and creating a timeline of events. Make sure all your communication is in writing. From the sounds…

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Bels
Mar 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Bels
Bels
4 March

Radius for AC gas piping

Radius for AC gas piping

Not sure if safety trays are mandatory by plumbing regs but it's generally seen as good practise to install them so that if your main unit drain was to ever block up,…

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Bels
Mar 04, 2018 8:36 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 February

anticon vs polyair unicell

anticon vs polyair unicell

Being around the same price per m2 which product would be best for keeping heat out of an unlined colorbond walls and roof shed under construction.Noise not being a factor.?

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oldchippy
Feb 20, 2018 11:36 am
alexp79
alexp79
8 February

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

Cold air from the aircon on the lower level will be 'falling' down and will be replacing 'hot' air, which will be coming upwards. In winter time, the hot air from the…

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alexp79
Feb 08, 2018 2:08 pm
djb21au
djb21au
7 February

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Just to round this off, today it is a dry 37° in Melbourne at 5pm (13% humidity). Inside our house with the evap cooling working at about 70% it is 25° in the living…

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djb21au
Feb 07, 2018 4:20 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 February

Actron ducted ac efficiency

Actron ducted ac efficiency

from the 260 sqm exclude non aircon areas like Garage, bathrooms, laundry etc..

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IamSAM
Feb 06, 2018 3:37 pm
IamSAM
edrenaline
edrenaline
30 January

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Hi all, I'm planning to have a ducted reverse cycle A/c installed in my home (construction to start in June/July). The problem is, the builder provides gas ducted heating…

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edrenaline
Jan 30, 2018 1:01 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
29 January

Airflow in the Tropics

Airflow in the Tropics

Changing the spark plugs isn't going to solve the problem of a flat tyre If getting the heat out is the primary objective then that's what you do. You might want to try

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ilmessaggio
Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Bels
Bels
28 January

100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

Sorry for the late reply, been flat out in the heat. I can't seem to work out how to host pics now that photobucket has gone corporate. See link to mine. It's been up…

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Bels
Jan 28, 2018 9:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 January

Heating for LPG

Heating for LPG

LPG is the most expensive form of heating I have come across. Some years ago we rented a house with LPG heating. After one winter we went to the landlord and offered to…

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bashworth
Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm
bashworth
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ilmessaggio
Jan 25, 2018 8:33 pm
alexp79
alexp79
23 January

Sisalation required on new build

Sisalation required on new build

Better to have it, especially for northern and western walls where reflective insulation will be most effective. In addition to reflective insulation, sisalation also…

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alexp79
Jan 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Sergey
Sergey
22 January

Do I need ceiling/wall vents?

Do I need ceiling/wall vents?

Hello When I was building a house, I have asked the builder to provision for a cavity for a gas fireplace. Do not know if because of that, but builder created 2 ceiling…

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Sergey
Jan 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Refridgeration Mechanic Help needed please.

Refridgeration Mechanic Help needed please.

Sounds possible. If you have enough vents, it should be balanced. Have you checked the return to see if it's coming out of there. It has to be going somewhere. Maybe a…

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 20, 2018 11:53 am
Searching4 knowledge
alexp79
alexp79
4 January

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

You can glue in EPS or XPS to the brick without frame and then render over.

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alexp79
Jan 04, 2018 7:56 pm
AJW
AJW
27 December 2017

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

I have a 14KW ducted Daikin and no great noise issues. Neighbours have an even bigger unit (18 or 20) and again no noise issues, especially as theirs blows up.

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AJW
Dec 27, 2017 4:17 pm
TullyRiver
TullyRiver
21 December 2017

Insulation, wiring and air circulation - old house

Insulation, wiring and air circulation - old house

Hi all pro's (of which I am not...), Apologies if I've posted this to the incorrect forum section as it covers a few different areas, please feel free to move etc…

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TullyRiver
Dec 20, 2017 11:25 pm
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Bels
Dec 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Michel1970
Michel1970
20 December 2017

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Our new Daikin Ducted system

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Michel1970
Dec 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Michel1970
bg100
bg100
7 December 2017

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

The evaporative cooling effect only works well in dry air, therefore any humid areas i.e the coastal fringe are not ideal. It is why evap units are found west of the…

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bg100
Dec 07, 2017 9:33 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 December 2017

Ceiling fan with light recs

Ceiling fan with light recs

A good way is to visit a store at check out the fittings. There is so much option and price range too. The economy brand is MERCATOR while HUNTER is premium. The features…

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IamSAM
Dec 06, 2017 3:35 pm
IamSAM

Hi We noticed that the air-con ducts have been installed very closed to the fan light. We are not happy with the resresults and we think the ducts should have been…

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Jane Wilson
Dec 05, 2017 8:54 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December 2017

Are all insulations made equal?

Are all insulations made equal?

The R-rating is certified, so there should be no difference in thermal performance of two brands with the same rating. Longevity might be a different issue and it might be…

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 7:46 pm
parawolf
parawolf
30 November 2017

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

So got a second quote - basically the same fit out, but a 12.5kW Mitsubishi Electric System vs the 14kW (13.5?) above. But the rough quote after property inspection, was…

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parawolf
Nov 30, 2017 8:25 am
alexp79
alexp79
29 November 2017

Insulation Installation guidlines

Insulation Installation guidlines

Depends on what type of insulation you are using. For glasswool type, I guess the most efficient installation would be via blow-in (e.g. check Jet Stream MAX by Knauf),…

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alexp79
Nov 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Hi, we’ve got a daikin ducted aircon with two zones. Since yesterday, it’s playing up and I’m not sure where to look first. The aircon turns off and when I want…

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karcher.cc
Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
12 November 2017

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

look up odyssey see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Nov 12, 2017 10:13 am
RC56
RC56
4 November 2017

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

Very well explained.. Thanks. It was good to read a bit of the history to this ongoing issue.

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RC56
Nov 04, 2017 4:56 pm
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
27 October 2017

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Thank you for the link. Very informative. I might even give them a call to see if they have a rep locally who could come and provide some advice. Thanks again!

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reno_nomad
Oct 27, 2017 9:01 am
Joker
Joker
18 October 2017

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Ring escea to get a few names, or get a name from a retail business.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2017 10:29 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 October 2017

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Most Australian builders have no experience with hydronic heating, full stop!

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arcadelt
Oct 18, 2017 9:01 pm
SharonC
SharonC
16 October 2017

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

We are looking at putting a Daikin reverse cycle ducted air conditioner in our house in Perth, hills area. Any recommendations of good quality installers? Thanks.

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SharonC
Oct 15, 2017 11:12 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
15 October 2017

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Might be a good idea to read through the architectural notes at http://www.condorkinetic.com.au/

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ilmessaggio
Oct 15, 2017 8:08 pm
Waigo
Waigo
10 October 2017

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

I am using 3 Phase but my house needs a 23kw unit so that size only comes in 3 Phase. 3 Phase power will give you more power to the house which is good if you require it.

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Waigo
Oct 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Waigo
danevechild
danevechild
9 October 2017

Bolton

Bolton

Hi newhome17, We got the builder to put it in. They have got separate wiring for the ceiling fans.

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danevechild
Oct 09, 2017 7:56 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
9 October 2017

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

The thing about air conditioning is not so much the unit but the installation, in both quality of, and delivery. The efficiency is very much dependent on manner of…

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ilmessaggio
Oct 09, 2017 1:08 am


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