Heating, Cooling & Insulation
remove wood fire?
Probably better with a handyman, a builder probably wouldn't waste his/her time with something like that
heat and glo gas heater
Thats sound like a great idea, Antique White is a great colour I used to work with that colour all the time and pretty much any colour would go with it... It always made…
We have gone for the advantage air system but as we have yet to get into our house I cannot tell you how good or not it is. I can however say why we chose this…
Heat pump water heater
50dbi is like a normal voice level.
Solar is much quieter and lots cheaper to run.
Here is an article on how heat pumps work -…
Heating + evap cooling ducts in ceiling
how much bigger? is the evap i didnt get chance to measure up mine last time i did my inspection..
evap is the way to go as they say is 3 cents an hour good for smells…
Airconditioning unit sound enclosure
I would think that either a company that does extensions, or a brick/block landscaper should do what you want. The building companys probably don't want to deal with it,…
Under floor insulation
dust does has some impact on reflective products IMO it's more the movement of air that concerne me with them.
I'm planning on poly batts as they will fit up nice and…
Under Floor Heating
All this is crazy, as in Europe everyone does hydronic but not here in Adelaide.
Why would you?
We have great sun and warmth in…
Is this a good price for a Brivis
Hi, I've just been getting quotes and my quotes are much higher.
Can I have the details for the companies that provided the quotes ?
Hot water syst- NO BURNER FLAME
Last night due to heavy wind, the hot water system’s lower cover was opened and the burner was having no flame. I restarted it successfully by reading…
colourbond roof and whirlybirds
The whirlybirds will help to a minor degree in summer - but not much.
and in winter it would be worse.
Spend the money on a blown in product
Dale you might find that due to the 5 star rating requirements, they will automatically upgrade it anyway? But i have read that some members have paid for it as part of…
Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.
OK, I've had a good discussion with the Bonaire supplier directly. Yes there really is an issue with having less than 8 ducts on at anyone time. 7 would probably be OK.…
Oct 04, 2008 2:21 am
solar hot water dilemma
I am surprised that the option of heatpump hot water has not been explored. This really is a low energy option without the complications of…
Yes there are additives and I'm not the one who knows what they are. But basically you treat the water and for ever more it is a closed loop system that is heated as the…
Give Branco Boilers a ring 6255 6881 they are located in Queanbeyan, should be able to get you out of trouble.
Oct 15, 2008 9:52 pm
Sarking Products/Brands any suggestion
What is your objective Gagandeep?
ie what do you want to acheive. IMO - sarking up under the roof with sufficient air gap is all you need, plus appropriate R value of…
I am very unfamiliar with the whole insulation thing and am looking to build a home with PD...
I was thinking of going up to either;…
Sound proofing new internal walls
You can also get polyester batts like Autex QuietStuf, probably not as good but a nicer product to work with.
Just make sure you get the appropriate thickness for your…
I do know somebody who has installed a sunlizard in a brand new 2 storey home. They are very happy with it but note that they also have double glazing all around and…
Removal of aircon unit
I certainly will. I bags him first though!!
He is coming back to me this week because (yes, it is a silly and not cost effective sentimental idea but. . .) he is…
Which is cheaper
Is it cheaper to get the builder to make your gas ducted heating a cooling system as well (we were already planning an upgrade to a 4 star…
I'm building a new home and am thinking of using one or more different types of foam insulation. What kind of questions do I need to ask when…
Ratio of glazing to thermal mass?
I know that sounds a bit technical, but a few of you seem to be well versed in passive solar principles.
I've read elsewhere that it is…
was reading on a forum to do with sustainability that the star rating is a crock in their opinion. The true energy efficient homes don't rate a…
All that glass
My two cents worth;
There is a little bit more to this topic than just the glass.
House aspect is a major factor
You might find they…