Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Central heating intake clearance: HELP!
Sorry been away. If you have 100mm height clearance all around the tallboy that would be ok. (At least around 3 sides as I imagine the tallboy will be up…
Insulation in Melbourne
Thanks Janelle but I have recently agreed to insulation levels to be installed by my builder.
Cross ventilation is the best. We have good results with from sun heated glass started ventilation. it works without wind as well.
Jan 25, 2006 11:42 pm
Hey homeone... have you been able to find a heating solution for your basement?
Have you considered floor heating?
We retail a range of floor heating products which…
Dec 27, 2006 9:09 pm
Vertex Water Heater Experience
I need to replace my convetional 75gal gas water heater and looking into Vertex power-vent model by AOSmith. This is a 50gal unit and they claim performes equivalent to…
Solar Water Heating Systems
Thanks Bud and Joe I will still look into things a bit further as it is something I quite like the idea of but I will ask about the life of the unit.
Jan 17, 2007 2:34 pm
Lennox Split System Air Conditioners
The Bonaire units are middle of the range. Well priced and reliable units. In my opinion they are a good buy, with good performance and Bonaire's backup service is pretty good.
Given what has been said above and the fact that you are far out of town, you may want to consider a portable unit. We're renting so we needed something without…
Ducted Air Con
Ducted air-conditioning is a fantastic way of cooling the whole home. Usually the decision comes down to a few key factors:
* Your lifestyle and the way you…
AUTO Mode heat pump question
I am not familiar with those particular units but I'll have an educated guess.
+/- 0 = The room is already comfortable and you want to keep it at this temperature, you…
Solar Hot Water systems: Dux vs Rinnai
We are at a decision point to cosider a solar powered system from Rinnai or Dux.
Looking at the web sites of both, Rinnai's offerings look fairly simple…
Ducted slow combustion: possible ?
My house a similar setup. Wood fire downstairs, pipe through the ceiling, and up through the next level, (which was a 20 year later extension) but they have not sheilded…
Insulation under tile floor?
My undertsanding is that the underslab stuff is not the best in most of oz as we do not really have the long cold winters where we need constant heat pumping out. Hence…
Yes we did keep the windows open until it was clearly hotter inside than outside.
The turf was rolls of grass (Santa Anna type). Our block was an acre and…
May 03, 2007 6:15 am
New 5-star energy rating BCA codes
Bats could be the way to go.But difficult to advise from Victoria as I don't know if WA will be using a similar software program for determining the 5 star pass.Here we…
May 05, 2007 4:51 pm
DIY Ducted Heating Systems
Here in the west, ducted heating systems like this are pretty rare, so I don't know much about this.
But I can't help but think that the DIY option may be a bit risky. …
Stop cold coming through timber floor.
Do you mean coming up through the gaps in the boards? Unusual but possible.
Taking the carpet away will reduce the amount of insulation you had and there are ways…
Breezair vs Brivis Evaporative?
The biggest difference between the two is that breezeair have a centrifugal fan, everyone else has an axial fan (propellor style). The specs show that the…
Choosing Jetmaster fireplace
Good points on burning wood Elizabeth. We're building on a block which is heavily treed so some of the trees have to come down so our solar setup gets enough sun. We’ll…
Jun 27, 2007 8:29 pm
Eaves or No Eaves ?
Eaves will also help shelter the windows and reduce the summer rain coming from in when you have the windows open - on any side of the building
And by stopping the rain…
Insulation between internal walls
It may be worth while checking out a product such as 'noise control batt'
Sealing around the edges & the bottom of the door with one of the 'raven' products would also be…
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.