Heating, Cooling & Insulation
buildingonupCleaning a Freestanding Fireplace
You've probably worked this out by now but we used to clean the inside glass with wet newspaper dipped in the ash of the fire and it comes up perfect!! Sounds odd but it works
DanielSmith1add on air conditioner to ducted heating?
According to me get the evaporative system as it cools fresh outside air and distribute it via ducting in your roof space throughout your home. Also it is the healthiest…
mrsmackEvaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow
Hi all, How do people deal with roller blinds and evaporative cooling? We had new blinds installed which are fantastic, however now they just get warped and 'suck' in to…
TashPaulUgly hot water unit replacement options?
22 December 2016
Cheapest way would be to enclose it somehow, like a slatted fence with a gate opening. I can't post a link to pics for some reason but just google 'enclose hot water…
BelsRoof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts
7 December 2016
You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to work in the…
kapishAcoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
24 November 2016
my home windows is insulated with the .i buyed it from soundbarrierfence. really great product!!!!!.now i lives in peaceful environment without any outer disturbance.the…
gaweleczekIs AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?
20 November 2016
Hi @Bels, We will have a rangehood and it will vent out. Your reasoning makes sense to me and I will remove AC vent from the kitchen so in this way I will have 3 AC…
Stewie DHow to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed
10 November 2016
Those cheaper cameras as with anything will give you a limited result - you get what you pay for etc. BE's camera cost him US$20k. Here is the thread where he shows some…
NewbiebuilderWhat insulation to make warm floor cooler?
4 November 2016
Many people pay good money to have underfloor heating, I have a circulation problem in my legs and feet and living with a warm floor gives me very strong pains and…
DanielSmith1Is this the most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?
2 November 2016
If you are looking for energy efficient air conditioner do look for the features such as sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and…
MrsJMReturn air vent location in two storey house
28 October 2016
It is in my house... I think the other issue is that it is too big to fit between floors (unless you have an unusual amount of space).. I may be wrong but when I saw outs…
DanielSmith1Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home
24 October 2016
Room air conditioners which match Btu requirements to room size are best because the rooms won't cool efficiently if the Btu rating is too low or too high for the size of…
1960sModernistHomeCeiling fan extension rods
23 October 2016
Generally extension rods come in 300mm(standard), 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. In your case I would suggest the 600mm so your fans are at 2400 but they will still work fine at 2700.
DanielSmith1heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather
20 October 2016
Across Australia about 40% of energy is used for heating and cooling. This does not include heating hot water. The amount of energy your household uses will vary depending…
rosewoodneed advice from air conditioning installers
15 October 2016
If your air conditioner is installed accurately then it will give optimum cooling, but if not done properly then it won't give desired cooling effect. Poor installation…
enviroflexinsulateRoof insulation (not ceiling)
13 October 2016
Hello - there are plenty of options available when it comes to ceiling/roof /attic insulation in the form of batts, spray on, loose file or reflective. How did you end up…
DanielSmith1How to choose a split system air conditioner?
5 October 2016
Everyone wants to have a energy-efficient and cost-effective system at his place. Air conditioning products of good brands have more benefits. They are energy efficient…
Beazley77Install ducted reverse cycle during or after building?
4 September 2016
We did ours after handover. Easy. One story build though.
AJWInstall heating/cooling during build or wait and see?
12 August 2016
You will find that with gas price increases that reverse cycle is now becoming pretty much the norm, with running costs equal or lower to gas. Only problem with reverse…
purrfectionWhat goes in first, downlights or roof insulation?
11 August 2016
that's a very helpful doc, AJW. thanks!
turbopsiNeo 1.6 combustion heater burning too quick.
8 July 2016
This website is also great recourse in regards to PE wood heaters. Here's one example that may help you. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/paci ... st-2056552