Heating, Cooling & Insulation
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...
Suash78Firebox inserts vs traditional open brick fireplace (wood)?
25 October 2013
Yep you are after a fireplace with a zero clearance add on, this is basically a box that goes around the heater to allow it to be installed in a…
octainDucted gas heating with add-on air conditioning
25 October 2013
Wiax, I personally have ducted heating with add on cooling in my house and I install it. Its a great way to heat and cool your house.Gas heating is far cheaper to run…
bashworthExternal Awnings for front of house facing West
23 October 2013
There is lot's of advice about west facing windows at this link: http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/sha ... g-windows/
Unhappy Heater BuyerDoes anyone have a Stovax wood heater??
10 October 2013
NEVER again! We have a STUDIO 3, it goes out after a short time, really only decorative, DOES NOT HEAT WELL. However, the WORST is that all the bottom fire bricks…
ddarrochHeat-pump - switchable to prefer photovoltaic input?
8 October 2013
Just bumping an old post, as I've been thinking about the same thing. Forg, did you have any luck getting info on this? Would be great to be using surplus electricity…
AgapeBreeze air or Brivis cooling for double storey ??
7 October 2013
I would be asking a few different people to come and tell you what you need. I would be questioning the ability of any evap system to push cool air downstairs as…
pl-ksDIY Curtains, Pelmets and double thermal layers
7 October 2013
I see fair enough, they should make pelmets for the sides too then haha cause air always moves / rotates to the easiest path... so air would kinda be drawn from the sides…
LexCan anyone help with this?? Any gas plumbers out there?
30 September 2013
You guys are all right, thanks for your advice ...
HomeAngelsEvap cooling warping laminate flooring?
26 September 2013
Friends of ours had their solid timber floors warp from the evap cooling. They ended up getting it ripped up and replaced under their house insurance. It was a lot of…
FlebURGENT - BRAEMAR BM900 11KW Evaporative Cooling system
9 September 2013
Hi I would have a look at the manufacture recommendations to see what they say. I ended up going the Breezair EXH210 which is rated at 15.5kw and think our house is…