Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Fighting for ceiling space
I think it can look so as it is done well. Unfortunately I don't have any photos that you would want to see of such a set up as the ceiling in our 20 year old house we…
Intelligent Life Gen III ac system
Apologies all, havent been on here for ages. Intelligent life now advise that they only manufacture. all repairs and servicing is done by third party businesses, they gave…
It's on it's own switch so looks like I'm in luck.
Sound proofing the bedroom
To cut the noise of a toilet filling in the next room you could build a second brick wall. Only joking, but what will work is to simply turn down the toilet cistern tap so…
Do a search on wifi enabled controllers, there's a member who's brought in a few for testing, he'd be best to ask about that. It does look interesting though for those…
Jan 20, 2016 11:49 pm
Roof temps and sarking
Actually, solar powered vents leave the whirly birds in the dust for efficiency. Whirly birds just can't shift enough hot air.
But to really make a difference you need…
Jan 16, 2016 9:30 am
Samsung reverse cycle ducted AC
Thanks for the input, looks like the unit works well, hopeful our installer will be half as good.
Thinking of getting the WiFi option now!
Do you know if this…
Thanks for reply Bels... I have it running today.. 42 today needed it... anyway took a few attempts to get it going but once the pump pushes water to the pads it…
West Wall Issues ?
No - that's inside ... We had the aircon on too. But the tint has dropped it by 3 - 4 degrees.
Very grateful to you, you were spot on and it actually was the dump pump o-ring that was damaged. Cost me $2.00 to buy,have replaced it and it is beautifully…
Jan 05, 2016 11:46 pm
Actron addon cooling duct collapsing
That's what we are thinking of doing too. And try to make a more direct route for the ducting. At the moment it's going around and over other things.
Brivis evap water usage
Brivis came out for us (very quickly, I'm impressed with their service!). The guy adjusted a drip tray that stopped the constant stream going down the…
installing a fan...
What a load of melodrama. Of course the sparkys want you to use a sparky who will charge you anything from $100- $200 per hour.
PM me and I'll tell you how to do it.
Thermaskirt - skirting board heating
Please post up some pics as I'm also interested in how they look. Personally I prefer the panels option myself and incorporated it into my design but interested to see…
Dec 11, 2015 11:53 pm
Electric heat pump for hydronic?
I'm surprised in this day and age they're not using soft starters over DOL starters.
If you only have a 50A supply it means the cable from the power line is smaller…
Nov 29, 2015 12:50 am
Installing Ceiling Fans after possession
Thanks guys for the reply.
I have already asked my builder to provide me quite for the same. Now waiting for him to come back. Best option seems to be ask him to…
Confused re min max cooling capacity
I don't think you'll be short on capacity. Our current house has about 130m2 of conditioned living space (3 bedrooms + lounge + open plan). It has a 12.5kW Toshiba ducted…
Nov 16, 2015 11:54 pm
Evap Cooling and bugs
I know one of my friend had the similar issue and the fix he did was ask the evap guys to come back and clean it plus add a mesh around it to stop small insect…
Wood Heaters - WA (Kent/Sanco??)
I am looking at adding a wood heater into our new house and do not have a clue on brands/quality.
We also don't want to break the bank either.
Reverse Cycle Air Con
Standalone high wall split systems, ceiling cassette split systems, under ceiling console split systems, floor mounted console split systems as well as ducted…
Fans in bedrooms
I'm not sure Leksie as they havent been installed yet. From what I gather they do more of a job at circulating the air rather than blowing it…
Sep 18, 2015 11:28 pm
Insulation for roof/wall space?
We had a similar situation with limited rafter space (although we wanted more like R6). We had a reflective sparking on top, air gap, a high density batt between the…
Reuse heating in upstairs renovation
I would engage an installer/service technician to confirm the size and capacity of your existing equipment and whether there is enough capacity to add additional rooms to…
Sep 04, 2015 10:45 pm
Ducted Heating & Cooling
Hi surzp , I am in Victoria too. Melb. I read on BOM website . Melbourne turn to have a very wet summer so we are not taking the chance with evapo . What we planed to do…
Help with ducted AC sizing
Based on what we have, and assuming Perth climate to be similar to Adelaide it should be adequate, particularly with the better duct insulation. However, if I recall…
Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating
Ohh, naturally I meant I'll be using evap cooling coupled with gas ducted heating. I too will be having a fire, albeit a free standing wood heater version.
Good job on…
Zoned Heating - Worth the upgrade?
Thanks for all the suggestions Sounds like the zoned heating is the way to go, I will ask about upgrading to a better star rating.
I will probably use the split system…
Aug 13, 2015 10:21 pm
What is the best brand for Ducted AC
Wondering how much do they charge for installation. I am looking at Actron 11.4 kW for single storey 160 sqm living area. 3 zones. Sorry I am new to construction…
Mistral Split ac unit help
Mistral are made in the same factory in China as Galanz. Google that. We had a Galanz unit and it had identical remote. Damn good unit but did use a lot of power
Ducted Aircon Brisbane
Take it or leave it, but my advice would be if a good quality well designed ducted AC system is out of your budget, then a cheap as chips poorly designed system will…
Aug 01, 2015 10:22 pm