Heating, Cooling & Insulation
octainSingle or 3 Phase Power, Meter Box - some advice please
17 March 2009
I am a Qualified electrican so maybe i Can shine some light on this situation. Firstly 15kw is a large air con I must say. Personally if you had a 15kw air con electric…
KnockItDownHas anyone used a portable air conditioner?? Thoughts?
18 March 2009
a 12000btu will do one room (ie: Double bedroom) without issue. Don't try and make it cool a large living area of a house as it won't work too well. I have a dimplex…
ponaijaChanging standard heater from the builder ??
18 March 2009
I'm so happy i found this post i'm going through the same thing... I will have to contact my builder to actually tell me what exact ducted heating we are getting. I…
kassan1973Brivis Ice system - disapointing results
19 March 2009
Single and 3 phase installs are same price only extra is cable from pit to meter box. Gives you flexibility at later stage to change your elect tariff with no charge for…
stevep79Ducting plan for air con post-handover?
24 March 2009
Pretty sure Wisdom will still be getting in their regular air con contractor to do the ducting so a plan for it isn't necessary, just a matter of telling them you want to…
webbiegarethCost of ducted heating vs wall heater
18 April 2009
Thanks for all that! It looks like the builder wasn't fibbing with the prices then, in terms of the price difference between ducted heating and a gas wall furnace. So…
ICKEvaporative cooling - can it be installed later?
19 April 2009
Definitely do it later as you'll probably, ok definitely be able to negotiate a better deal or unit when dealing direct with the supplier afterwards. We are getting our…
ceejayYour thoughts on ducted gas heating....
22 April 2009
For what it's worth, we've recently installed hydronic heating panels in our half-renovated Californian bungalow. Retro-fitted, not a new build obviously. My partner is a…
Australian5StarCost of perfect insulation??!
23 April 2009
Using glasswool insulation is not the best GREEN option polyester batts are minimum 80% recycled and they are not degenerative. To answer your question at R2.5 the law of…
gettingThereQuote for Ducted R/Cycle-Is this about average?
23 April 2009
We had a very hot summer here and ducted cooling was a novelty, only had single room air-con's in old house - think we went a bit over board and we…
john.bIs the Breezair evaporative cooler efficient for my home?
1 May 2009
I am looking at purchasing a Breezair evaporative cooler EXH190 Harmony. I live in Melbourne, my home is approx. 24squares, single storey and it will require 7 vents. My…
SiatrosBrivis heater: banging sound as it completes a heating cycle
2 May 2009
Hi Dymonite, The sound is coming from the heater itself as I reguularly clean the filter. I have a feeling its a structural thing.
Casa2Is it worth getting Hydronic underfllor heating in Sydney?
3 May 2009
I'm in Sydney and my house will have in-slab hydronic heating. The twist is that I'm using solar hot water panels to provide the heat and only these panels. If we get a…