Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating
Ohh, naturally I meant I'll be using evap cooling coupled with gas ducted heating. I too will be having a fire, albeit a free standing wood heater version.
Good job on…
Zoned Heating - Worth the upgrade?
Thanks for all the suggestions Sounds like the zoned heating is the way to go, I will ask about upgrading to a better star rating.
I will probably use the split system…
Aug 13, 2015 11:21 pm
What is the best brand for Ducted AC
Wondering how much do they charge for installation. I am looking at Actron 11.4 kW for single storey 160 sqm living area. 3 zones. Sorry I am new to construction…
Mistral Split ac unit help
Mistral are made in the same factory in China as Galanz. Google that. We had a Galanz unit and it had identical remote. Damn good unit but did use a lot of power
Ducted Aircon Brisbane
Take it or leave it, but my advice would be if a good quality well designed ducted AC system is out of your budget, then a cheap as chips poorly designed system will…
Aug 01, 2015 11:22 pm
Insulation - External Walls question
Luckily builder doesn't have an issue for us to put the wall batts in by our self as long we don't hold them back with the plaster…
Jul 27, 2015 2:05 pm
Different kinds of sarking?
So, the white sarking may be heat reflective, but they figure that wasn't needed under the weatherboards. In the end though, it probably comes…
Question for the insulation gurus....
As oneJohn indicated anticon would sag to fill the available space, leaving no air gap between it and the lower sheet. Therefore I may as well use a non…
Air con in Garage
Thanks mate.My garage will be insulated same as any rooms. Also add foilboard to garage doors to add insulation.
Split System AC - moving the compressor?
After getting a letter from the council about inspecting the pool fence figured it was time to go ahead with this one. Got an AC bloke in today to do the work, couple of…
Wall wrap for brick veneer
Cheers John, some great info there. Cleared a couple of things up for me. Good point with the brickies. Most of the large volume builders here in Adelaide seem to use a…
Outdoor heater with a capped gas point??
Yes they're pretty common ad can easily be gotten from quite a lot of places. A place that specifically sells bbqs such as bbqs galore would probably have some natural…
Due to it being hard to warm our house even with the ducted we have installed a Wood Heater to work in conjunction with the Ducted.
Its the Regency Alterra installed on a…
Brivis error code 59
Don't know what the error code is, but here is a tip. The networker is actually a dumb device, all it does is displays what the heater wants it to display. If it is locked…
Brivis 4.8 star, 5 star or 6 star?
Yes better insulated ducts = less losses, so the system doesn't have to work as hard to heat. A worthwhile cheaper upgrade compared to upgrading the system itself.
Jun 12, 2015 11:23 am
Insulation batts per meter
Use the left over batts in your house roof or save them for your next build project.
The $ value for one bag of batts is only about $60 to $90
One can have the same…
Too effective ducted AC ?
Sort of off topic but....
I have never been able to understand ducted aircon. Even with "zones" it's still essentially one unit doing the job for…
Braemar Fault 13!
I have a Braemar external ducted heater and it has been nothing but trouble. Today I now have Error code 13. P-100 failed to…
Great feedback David yes truth be in the pudding when the user reviews come back
We also looked into Hydronic when building. Geothermal with and air heat pump. Our costs were up to $55,000 so we dumped the idea. I'm so glad I did it.
It is currently…
Ceiling fan position
I installed our bedroom fans in the centre, as that's where the light was. Our play/family/TV room had an AC ventin the centre and two lights, one of which was over the…
May 20, 2015 10:51 pm
May 18, 2015 7:15 pm
Yeah this sounds like a scam, we had an internal wall for our Lopi Flushwood and didnt pay any extra.
All it requires is a zero clearance box installed in a timber frame…
May 13, 2015 10:04 pm
Aircon help needed!
You could contact a mechanical building services engineer. They would be able to come out, inspect, and give you an unbiased report.
Do you have any specific concerns…
Are you referring to reverse cycle ducted air conditioning? If not you might need to elaborate what dual comfort units are as I couldn't work out what they…
May 08, 2015 11:54 pm
Help with window size
Personally I love the letterbox windows that we have in our house. We have one on ground floor living area and one in upstairs living area. The room downstairs has one…
Which fan to choose !!
How long before you actually need them? Going by your blog I imagine it will still be a while?
Maybe enough time to drop costs of fans off…
Apr 27, 2015 10:39 am
Insulation advice on new build
The garage is worth doing if you have common walls and ceiling areas to the house particularly as it is only $300. Anything that helps keep your house warm in Winter and…
Implications of 900mm eaves
Thanks for the advice, everyone. We have gone with 900mm eaves and 25 degree roof pitch. Builders feedback that there will be a marginal increase in cost (low $$$$).