Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Mar 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Replacing blow in insulation
How are you going with your insulation?
There are a couple of options. removal and reinstall or we can install over the old insulation. We manufacturer, supply…
is insulation on a new build mandatory?
This depends on the product. Some have low emittance on both sides, and some only on one side. If it has a low emittance surface on the outside, it is usually dulled to…
Insulating old pre fab building?
Hi, I'm looking at buying an old prefabricated building/ home which consists of two 12x3 m steel buildings (similar to a site office etc) joined together for about a third…
Positioning of aircon vents
So what are you asking
Heating and reverse cycle air cons have vent outside the room near windows as the air is drawn across the room back to the return air making room…
South facing block
That's an interesting question pawelpabich, unfortunately I don't know the answer
The go-to website for Aussie efficient sustainable design (the government's YourHome…
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 21, 2016 12:49 am
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 10:30 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 06, 2016 12:46 am
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 12, 2015 12:53 am
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…
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 17, 2015 12:54 am
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 19, 2015 12:28 am
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 11:45 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…