Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Ground source heat/cooling pumps
Thought some of you might be interested in this presentation at the Alternative Technology Association (admittedly at short notice).
He'd say that because he wants to sell you an oil-burning heater! The funny thing is, he's probably right about what he said. Air conditioners, on the whole are noisy.
Open Fireplace Designs
If you’re not interested in the heaters have a look at the designs of the walls holding the heaters, some of the best I’ve seen!
Room for thought.
Central Heating Problem
Does not sound like too major a problem -
and I would not expect it to cost much to fix - but this is all 240 volt stuff - SO DO NOT TOUCH IT…
Hi there All ,
Try checking out solectair, uses roof space heat and trafsfer it to the home below , tested in a WA Uni …
Brivis Wombat-Central Heating unit
I don't think that you can install an automatic reignition on such an old unit.
Almost every heater made in the past few years includes the function you…
Best underfloor insulation?
Having grown up and lived in many suspended timber floor houses - best option is to do as oziwi says, insulation and line it - it makes a lot of difference.
Sep 06, 2007 12:51 am
Heating duct to bathroom & ensuite
Sorry for the late reply, but I didn't receive an email notification about your replies.
Thanks for all the info that you shared. It's good to hear that most people…
low profile ducted cooling units
For space heating perhaps.... which is what the graph below shows. Are there any graphs showing ducted system comparisons?
There is one below - pages 7 and 8 show the…
Electric in-slab heating
I would look into solar hydronic heating. Basically, uses the same solar panels as for heatign hot water, except the hot water is circulated through your slab.…
Oct 16, 2007 1:38 pm
Which brand split system a/c
Daikin in my opinion make the best reverse cycle units - yes they are more expensive, but the parts used in them are of the highest quality... if you want the best go for…
Heating and refrigerated Air
Thanks for the feedback. It appears the features to go for are:
* Gas Heat and Elec Air
* Room Zoning
* 6 star rating?
* Warranty period
Any other points…
Efficiency of new Oil Boiler
Thanks Yak_Chat/Steve. Interesting article. I particualry liked the vertical hot water panels forspace heating, which is the direction I'm currently heading.
Dec 06, 2007 11:39 pm
Location of Hotwater System
Glad to hear people are thinking of this at design stage.
I moved my gas HWS so it's outside the ensuite (for fast hot showers!) and fairly close to the kitchen.
Sunlight and your home
Great post Anthony, Except the details on a few of your principles are little bit back to front.
So when we build a house in the south of Australia, we…
Heat shifter anybody ??
Air Diffusion is SA only, but Polyaire has a rep here in the West. I'll get in touch with them after the silly season.
Only if it gets below -273 degrees celsius.
Noise is not…
Hi Mike and welcome.
I have just had this unit installed by Dandy Air I think.
Perhaps they might be worth a go?
Evaps work best in dry areas - Wagga for example. They will cool the temp by 5 deg - which most times is enough. If you have a stinking hot humid day you can,t beat…
4k is plenty for a gas log fire. The most efficient one, 5.5 stars, is Archer…
Hydronic heating - panels or inslab
The inslab is individually zones so each bed and living area are controlled separately through a Siemans control system. Running costs are a little less…
Feb 16, 2008 1:25 pm
Wall insulation for narrow gap
D a bit busy to review the full details right now but...
R3.5 is good for adealide plains (recommended is 2.5) and I'm not sure that bang for…
many thanks for your thoughts, I hadn't considered the dust build up factor etc.
I was probably leaning towards a batt anyway & the house is certainly not "a perfect test…
your heating & cooling concerns
All I want is for both to work.
Air Con cools the house in summer
Heater keeps the house lovely and warm in winter.
This may seem obvious, but so many systems do…
Mar 14, 2008 7:36 pm
have thougght of that but I cant put up with the heat anymore lol
Ducted Heating Problem
Sounds like the fan or abelt may have broken suring summer.
If your not techincally minded, call the heater fix it man, like hire a hubby or similar.
Eco Friendly Heating And Cooling
Casa, they mention that they are grabbing outside cool air and bringin it inside.
It will help - but do not expect it to provide all your heating. It is a…
Wish I'd come back to this a bit sooner. I've already bought all the new bits and lined up someone to do the work.
Really though the old mantle and woodheater were just…
Location of reverse cycle
New house, put it wherever you want. Internal, external, doesn't matter. Pipework can be up to 25m....at least mine can be.
Drain will run straight down inside the wall…
Mar 30, 2008 10:30 am
Thanks DeeElle. Canterbury and Fitzroy both look good. I'm looking at something that has stainless steel borders. I'll visit their website...…
Apr 20, 2008 9:17 pm
Can you get them to put in more zones after the installation or is it to difficult, we are only having two zones at this stage
Apr 26, 2008 12:47 am
PD lifeStyle only source Bonaire now?
i have got the answer now.
it depends on which office you are dealing with, my PD lifestyle office is dealing with someone who only do Bonaire and Vulcan but not brivis…
Apr 28, 2008 9:15 pm
Air con vent above staircase, anyone?
MICA and ALL
I gave in to the builder after basically being told they would not give us a refund or move the air con points for us... i was just so over it all and…