Heating, Cooling & Insulation
chrisandkateHow to keep running costs of ducted heating down?
21 July 2010
Does your thermostat have a timer function? I recently had to replace our thermostat, so i got a programmable one for about $80 (cost price because the heating guy said…
Ceiling Fans with Bright Fluro- Any suggestions?
This one has a 26W compact fluoro which gives more light than a 100W halogen BUT they come with the Daylight lamps which are the cold, blueish colour that you didn't like.…
suprokCan anyone recommend an A/C installer - western suburbs Melb
26 July 2010
Hi Jazz, I used the guys from http://www.superiorheatingandcooling.com.au in Werribee to source my Daikin for my last house - my brother (who…
dymonite69Is sarking necessary with Colorbond roof?
27 July 2010
Rubbish you can put sisalation under any roof. I have just lined my colourbond shed with it. Anticon is just sisalation with a continuous layer of fibreglass attached.
Spa MatzDo ducted reverse cycle air con systems need regular service
4 August 2010
Turns out one of the capacitors was blown in the main outdoor (2 fan) unit so that only one fan was running. It looked like both we running because one fan was creating…
Kingspan InsulationInsulation/Condensation Steel Clad Building Tassie
4 August 2010
Hi mimaranda, *This is the official registered user for Kingspan Insulation, manufacturers of Air-Cell Insulation products* Kingspan Air-Cell Insulbreak is definitely…
cheltenham3192Brivis - modifying ducted gas heating and evap cooling
7 August 2010
Thanks AJW. I searched their site for the model number and couldn't find such details. I also called them and they wouldn't tell me the capacity on the phone; instead…
dymonite69Ceiling Insulation in Perth - types/costs
8 August 2010
I once had some industry prices on this. Generally polystyrene boards > rockwool > fibreglass > polyester for the same R value Remember that R values from 1.5 to 6…
dymonite69Open metal roof in the tropics - insulation needed?
11 August 2010
The foil down recommendation used to confuse me as well. Being of high reflectivity, the foil is also of low emissivity. That means if you heat it up, very little…
TDSBrivis supply and return duct work orientation for MX30ENXA
26 August 2010
Thanks Brad. Yes, I was told that it could be swapped, but because noone at brivis was willing to provide documents / tech sheets on the product, and some were quite rude…
xquisiteHow do I know how many kW I need for our ducted heater?
1 September 2010
That would be about right. We have a 20kW unit to heat about the same area as you and it works just fine so I'd think 28 would be overkill.
dymonite69How to prevent heating of roof in summer days?
2 September 2010
Paint the roof with standard white paint. Put a layer of foil if possible beneath the roof facing an air gap. Heat reflective white paint is only marginally better than…
AJWhave you looked behind your return air vent/grille?
5 September 2010
The picture shows what I would have expected. Wouldn't be too worried about it at all.
newlekWestern orientation of solar hot water system
6 September 2010
Thanks for this suggestion. The calculator was easy to use and I estimate 16% loss of effectiveness annually. This will probably be sufficient for our requirements for…
Team PDPD marina 42 or other 2 story 40+ sq home
10 September 2010
Hello Hantu, I understand your confusion and hope I can help you out. To answer your question, heating and cooling is house specific and is determined by our suppliers.…