Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Insulating a wraparound roof
Just had a phone message today from the real estate agent - Ului dropped a silky oak on the roof. Dunno what's happening now, up to the insurance company.
Insulation Batts and NO Sarking
Foil is far more effective at blocking summer radiant heat. It acts a barrier unlike batts which merely slow the heat transfer rate. Batts are more effective to stop…
Noise level of ducted gas heating
In our old house we had ducted gas heating installed and it was one of the best things I ever did I love walking into each room knowing it will be the same temp. Our…
Recent aircon installation - any recs?
Greetings! Old member surfacing from the dead...
Has anyone recently installed an aircon unit/system in the last few months? I'm just looking for some recommendations for…
More Harm Than Good?
It was great in winter I could warm myself by gathering around a match stick but in summer we fry. All that glorious…
Cooling using the venturi effect
tried several times to post a sketch but each posts comes up with "sorry the board attachmemt quota has been used".
I'll try again some time later.
Commissioing BRIVIS HE30i
We'll be using the same Brivis system, but not for another couple of months. However our current rental has an ECON setting on the controller (different brand). If we…
Feedback on Omega Ducted gas heating
Hi, My local supplier is recommended an Omega 20kw over Braemar or Brivis. It is a substantially cheaper option but what about quality? Any experience to share?
Anyone tried this with A/C wall unit?
Cold air typically pools so if the house is single level a single head unit will cool it reasonably well so long as it points at the hallway and is not a mini McMansion.…
Multi-head split system
with ducted you would need to have zoning.
However In a house with smaller less rooms, this sounds like a idea with some merit, as air travelling through ducts can…
Zincalum VS Colourbond
hail can also smash roof tiles
the main pros and cons are
Colourbond - noisy when raining - lighter material - more heat transfer but cools quicker
Tile - more thermal…
Help What Should I Do?
After legal advice I decided not to proceed to Tribunal. I am stuck with the A/C that was installed
Lossnay Heat Exchangers
I got around to calculating the energy use of the small lossnay units, 200 watts on extra low and 380 watts on low, if they were to operate 12 hours each per day just…
See fireplace on the right of the screen, it's a Jetmaster and surprisingly gives off a good amount of heat, we use no other heating during winter.…
damp under house
Oh well, I guess no one knows anything about under floor fans, or at least have knowledge they're willing to part with...sigh
I've got a large in-line fan in my roof, bolted down directly to a timber plank sitting on the trusses. That fan vibrates quite badly and I'm…
Wall insulation cedar cladding
I have recently done th opposite by puuting new boards on an extension. ANyway I have done this and it is really hard to pull boards off without breaking them. What I may…
We're on the home stretch with fixing just about complete. I've been told our ceiling batts are pretty much one of the last things to go in. We're just waiting on the…
A/C and heating what are my options?
The home we are designing is of similar size to yours (55sq living) and I was interested to know about the Aktron system you are using. The builder we a looking…
The 'Thermal Assessment' documentation, which you should have received a copy of, will stipulate the original requirements in regards to wall insulation levels. Assuming…
Your help PLEASE with this installation
I am installing Actron Air SRA. The system is designed to heat the enitre ground floor, however in cooling the system will only cool Entry / kitchen / Meals /…
May 19, 2010 10:11 pm
Is this one of the Bosch Hydra Units? We had one of these installed in our previous house in Perth to replace a storage gas hotwater. Hated it so much we ripped it out…
Gas Fire in Recess - Cabinetry?
Finally, getting the gas log flame fire installed into the built recess where we currently have a TV(37" LCD - wall mounted)
I am looking for inspiration - the…
Sorry I'm very little help other than to suggest that you have a chimney repair person come and look at it.
Rheem Heat Pump. Yes or No?
We are replacing our old Hot water cylinder and I had to do the research online. If you have more than 4 residents in the house then and no access to gas then the system…
our standard insulation
Sorry for the late reply.
Just wanting to say thank you for your helpful advice. We are still waiting for our consultant to give us the price for the upgrade
Archer Gas Log Space Heater
I have been looking at an Archer also, as highest star rating and excellent efficiency. Today I went into another store and they tried to talk me into a Matrix Illusion…
Ceiling Insulation Standards
Thanks for the response mustaq. I have halogen lights, and there certainly isn't 200mm clearance, however that was thinking about the thermal insulation standards when I…
Unless you can 'seal' off the area from mice & / or rats, I wouldn't use a batt type insulation.
Speedheat vs other heating methods
I'm surprised that Speedheat can't give you an answer. i assume it's because the heating is not often used under floorboards. We are installing it next week under stone…