Heating, Cooling & Insulation
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
Ducted air or 3 split air
Ducted air conditioning: the system is concealed, usually within the roof space. Cool air travels through a system of ducts concealed within the roof and walls, into each…
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 $$$$).
Mold in internal brickwall
Thanks Stevie no I do not own a house but a flat and no I do not have vents and currently arguing with them to allow me install a few around the perimeter but I will also…
Wall wrap and length of time exposed
Thanks Lynne for your reply. I'm also guessing it will be ok for a while given its advertised as 'great in reverse builds'. Matter of interest a)…
Retrofit Wall Insulation
I've seen the results of blow-in insulation a few years after it was done and there were a lot of places in the walls where there were voids left. A standard saying I have…
Brivis central heating
Help! I'm freezing. I'm too scared to turn the central heating on. It makes about 3 loud bangs every time it heats up. It is a 15 year old Brivis. I had it serviced last…
Ducted air-conditioning vents
The heated air is blown across the ceiling and not down, so all the hot air is trapped at the ceiling. If I walk around with…
Coral Homes - Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water
The warranty difference will be due to the tank... the 10 year warranty is likely to be a stainless steel tank versus what they call a 'glass' tank (it's not glass at all…
Insulation R rating - Can you go to high?
All our bedrooms are on the South-South West side so will get a little arvo sun but I think it will be ok with the insulation and curtains
Was advised by the builder that…
Mar 17, 2015 8:19 pm
Choosing Ceiling Fans
I've experienced both types of fans. Steel fans are are only louder at high speed. I never noticed the difference at lower speed.
Feb 27, 2015 7:55 am
Splits vs Ducted
I've installed half a dozen for clients since the beginning of the year. All were high walls with 1 being a 2 head high wall multi-head.
My place is currently at open…
Feb 25, 2015 11:28 pm
Where to buy solar panels in Melbourne?
Thanks for the advice above. I contacted Solar Choice hoping to get some information emailed through but apparently that's beyond them and I have to go through several…
It always irks me when they dont put material properties up
BTW R2.0 is a…
Hot water pipe lengths
Could you change your HWU to a type with a rooftop tank, like the Rheem? That way you could mount it on the roof more centrally.
Solar Hot water faulty ?
Take off the shower head and check the mesh filter. Ours was clogged and water pressure and temp both dropped. I also replaced our tempering valve.
Feb 02, 2015 10:50 pm
cost of Daikin SkyFi or Myair
I'm putting in a 20kw Daikin with the std inverter.
I'd be interested in prices too. Don't think I particularly care about the SKYFI but the MyAir sounds good. Could…
Townhouse heating and cooling query
As Bels has said RC is the most efficient form of ELECTRIC heating, with efficiencies of 500-700%. Other forms of electric heating, such as radiant bar heaters & oil…
Actron ducted - Questions
As previously Crazy, it is a 23kw system on 40 sq house.
You mentioned this the last time when you were enquiring about Actron.
As I write…