Heating, Cooling & Insulation
JokerDucted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?
13 June 2017
Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…
BelsHow much emphasis should you put into your R Value?
5 June 2017
It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…
olgasturluTurboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires
12 May 2017
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…
1960sModernistHomeFans: Haiku or Aeratron?
30 April 2017
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.
allatonceFireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed
19 April 2017
Hello, I'm looking to put an inbuilt fireplace into a new home build. This is a wood burning fire, with ducting to 3 rooms. We masonry will need to be build around the…
azideWest facing wall with an elevated neighbour
22 March 2017
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.
ajayshekarActron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
22 March 2017
Renman, just saw your post. Yes, I have selected to upgrade to esp+ ultima. Haven't started the build yet. So can't say how the system is.
BelsCooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers
10 March 2017
No not exactly. The thread I'm thinking of had a link to a ventilator system installed in your ceiling space that popped out through a couple of removed tiles. I can't…
gaweleczekLooking for details of how ducted air conditioning works
17 February 2017
That would be great. I will PM you.
Georgina3677Evaporative cooling or split system?
9 February 2017
The big plus for evaporative air conditioning for me is that it gives a complete change of home air about every two minutes so if cooking cabbage or other nasty smelling…
buildingonupCleaning a Freestanding Fireplace
20 January 2017
You've probably worked this out by now but we used to clean the inside glass with wet newspaper dipped in the ash of the fire and it comes up perfect!! Sounds odd but it works
DanielSmith1add on air conditioner to ducted heating?
10 January 2017
According to me get the evaporative system as it cools fresh outside air and distribute it via ducting in your roof space throughout your home. Also it is the healthiest…
mrsmackEvaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow
7 January 2017
Hi all, How do people deal with roller blinds and evaporative cooling? We had new blinds installed which are fantastic, however now they just get warped and 'suck' in to…
TashPaulUgly hot water unit replacement options?
22 December 2016
Cheapest way would be to enclose it somehow, like a slatted fence with a gate opening. I can't post a link to pics for some reason but just google 'enclose hot water…
BelsRoof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts
7 December 2016
You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to work in the…