Heating, Cooling & Insulation
FlebHelp! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?
12 March 2014
I spent a bit of time looking for high efficient heaters (have a look at my blog) and we ended up going a Lopi Flush Hybrid heater which i think is around 70%…
KapalHow to restart Brivis Wall Control with FN Key
9 March 2014
Hi Brad, I am having similar issue with my Brivis network controller. I have tried resetting by holding keys 1&3 and plugging the controller back to the wall plate but…
CrazykACTRON ESP+ Prerequirsites from builder
3 March 2014
Never heard of the Livezi...all I was trying to point out is that if you want the ducted system then lennox is the go....but it's like anything if you buy a car and put on…
LouranceHow's your air conditioning coping in the heat?
1 March 2014
Evaporative 26sq home.. basicly its just running on idle set at 28c and easily maintaining it on a 42c day (could make it cooler). The hourly running cost is around…
pominozRecommended Ceiling and Wall Insulation upgrades
28 February 2014
Thanks for that. We Live on the Sunny coast so will probably reconsider our plans. Definitely going for RFL and additional wall insulation as these both more difficult to…
coobriDucted heating and add-on cooling outlets in wet areas
15 February 2014
We just got add on cooling and they put an extra outlet in our bathroom Im thinking it will come in handy in winter with the heater on them cold mornings
Doc FreemanAdditional insulation on underside of roof - ?
9 February 2014
What about using one of the spray on polyurethane foams to add additional insulation? There's a few different brands, and they look fairly easy to apply to the inside of…
bprattbest color for heat in Melbourne? (colorbond metal deck rf)
4 February 2014
Warringah Council and I believe several others North of the bridge too. According to the blurb I read it is the glare caused by the lighter…
rckkrgrdUnderfloor heating in a concrete slab of 40sqm
26 January 2014
These blog posts may be of interest to you. http://boardsandbricks.com/heating-with-a…radiant-system/ http://boardsandbricks.com/hydronic-radiant-heating/
jj1Recommend me a Ducted Air con - Central Coast NSW
18 January 2014
hi mb21, we had an Actron system installed in our place during the build, which we arranged through the coy doing the electrics. Seemed a logical way for the left hand…
LexHas anyone noticed a dramatic increase in electricity usage?
17 January 2014
I guess there is no way to tell for sure unless I start really investigating this, getting some equipment and doing some measurements etc ... I was hoping that there…
MR2how to Keep air con maintain for optimal performance
12 January 2014
If I was to do something along those lines, I'd utilise a solenoid valve that's controlled either by ambient air temperature or discharge heat to…
bprattRural (no natural gas) heating and cooling options- pls help
5 January 2014
Personally I'd be going for multiple reverse cycle split systems, particulary as you mention you are looking at going offgrid in the future (look at LiFePo4 lithium iron…
aza0Leaving man hole open to cool down area?
22 December 2013
I do this all the time in a single story home. Just leave a window down stairs open and it will keep the air moving upwards out the whirly bird. Try light incense and put…
FlebColorbond roof - insulating blanket questions..
8 December 2013
I would suggest getting at least the foil under the colourbond to help stop condensation running and dripping in your roof space. Know one person who had the issue where…
toecutterNo reflective insulation under tin roof
3 December 2013
great, Bradford is the insul most use and is guanteed to meet the Australian Standard. I knew a roofer who was going to import insul from mexico back in the government…
Stewie DSarking, Wall wrap sisalation & insullation - what is it?
3 December 2013
I have seen a lot of US UK shows where they line their external walls and roof with sheets of ply board or chipboard. @carmania - I think…
bego9Which one to install Double Storey townhouse and which brand
2 December 2013
HI, My in laws build a new double storey townhouse unit at the back of the existing house in Melbourne. So it is not really big just the normal house with 3 bedroom and 1…
sunshine9393Thermostatically Control Wall Outlet?
27 November 2013
Hello, This may seem a strange question: Can a panel heater plugged into a GPO be switched on an off by install a separate wall thermostat? i.e. can that particular GPO…
MR2Actron Air Condensor Fans running in different directions
25 November 2013
that's an impressive failure of both technicians and quality control...