Heating, Cooling & Insulation
$15K for Basix
dymo - I think they are having solar HWS - but gas boosted? Looks like that with the 2 panels plus gas storage.
Permeable or not ??
I'll have shortly to decide on the sort of under-the-cladding wrapping I want. The choice is between vapour permeable and non-permeable membrane/sarking. What's better for…
Ducted Air Installation
I had a rough price of between $2,700 & $2,900 through Air Conditioning Direct back when I was looking to do it myself, that was during the build of our house, not sure if…
Heat pump power
I was recently thinking about replacing my standard central heating with something less conventional like heat pump. My house is about 200m2 and I don't know how…
Apr 05, 2009 2:00 am
Ducted Refridgerated Installation Cost
You are correct about the kW borg, I just found this:
Modern units run on approximately 1 to 3 ratio i.e., to produce 3 kW of cooling this will use 1 kW of…
Ducted Evap Cooling and Heating
Im interested in the samething (except in Queensland)
Are the 2 systems combined or do they just share the ductwork.
What are the quotes you recieved
Which Air Con
Actron ESP Ultima gets my vote too. We've had both Daikin and Panasonic systems in the past and our current Actron leaves them both for dead. Most versatile and efficient…
Two sided Gas Fireplaces
Regency P121 is a cheaper option for a double sided gas fire, they retail for around $6000, install on these is tricky though so install costs wont be cheap. Looks great…
Cost of ducted heating vs wall heater
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.
Help with Price for Ducted System
gave a copy of the plans to them and a week later they gave me the full quote. still waiting for daiken to reply but the salesman didn't seem to interested in listening to…
How do i go about repairing the bricks/mortar at the bottom of a fireplace. The mortar/bricks (1) have been damaged/fallen out over time. Is this a special brick/mortar?
Your thoughts on ducted gas heating....
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…
Cost of perfect insulation??!
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…
Hydronic in-slab cooling
Interesting concept. With heating, putting below your feet is good since the heated air rises. Ideally a cooled panel would be overhead.
I would be careful about how much…
Apr 24, 2009 10:03 am
Cost of Relocating HWS
If you change something after all the plans have been finalised they charge you a admin fee,
a lot of builders charge around $300.00. if they have asked the plumber for a…
Insulation - where do I start?
I would agree with Yak_Chat.
R2.0 in the walls: R3.5 in the ceiling would sound more reasonable.
Check what climate zone in S.A. you're in and then go from there.
May 03, 2009 11:29 pm
solar hot water or grid electricity
We definately will have solar hot water. Has any one had experience with copper u tubes and heat pipe collectors. Are they any better than the big panels? When building a…
May 11, 2009 12:16 pm
When to install the gas fire ??
I would do after lock up in case it got nicked. I assume that they do that a lot anyway and is pretty simple to install is my impression
May 13, 2009 12:26 pm
Slim gas log fire
try abbey fireplaces website they have a lot of different types info and costs on their site
You have to go and check out the ones you like in person as some have a poor…
Heatworks sale this weekend (SA)
Just thought I'd pop this up, as it doesn't seem to be widely advertised.
A couple of months ago we went to our local Heatworks store and found a wood heat that we really…
Insulation for ceiling is important as it the most exposed area of a house. Nonetheless it is important to have a relatively equal insulation throughout the house. It's a…
Is this cooler adequate for my house?
Just looking through the inclusions on my house and I was wondering if I could get some feedback about the cooler they have put down on paper.
They have listed the Brivis…
May 17, 2009 2:17 pm
Unfortunately the site says...
The Homeowner Insulation Program offers ceiling insulation worth up to $1,600 to owner-occupiers.
need help with Zoning
'Actron Air' have a model that incorporates thermostatically controlled zones. They are very reliable and even give a full 5…
Are you getting a solar hot water system?
We will have electric-boosted solar HWS - it was part of the BASIX requirement. We also have a nice big piece of north-facing upstairs roof. I don't fancy getting up…
Water Heater Recommendations?
Now for some answers to your questions:
Standard gas tank heaters have a similar efficiency. They will typically have an energy factor of .56-.58 The cost is around…
micathermic panel heaters
Duke I've seen them and touched them (they are hot but do not burn) unless you have no reflexes
So as long as the room is not losing heat through poor insulation - it…
What a rip-off!!!!
I've sent an email about it to Choice magazine and another to Rinnai. There's little chance of any reaction, but at least I blew off my steam.