Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Mike8136Trying to decide whether gas is worth the cost
22 April 2013
$8500 would get you a 5kW (or more) solar system which would meet most of your energy needs with no ongoing cost. Provided you can find enough roof space. The same price…
LouranceBrivis Wombat20. Switch on but only the fan goes.
19 April 2013
FYi if pilot light won't stay on it prob a thermocoupler fault and you will need to get it repaired by qualified person. Part from memory was only $40 so a repair will…
Stewie DInstalling wall insulation with double brick walls
10 April 2013
I know that up to 50% of your heat loss in a room may be through the walls so any increase in insulation there will benefit your comfort levels and your wallet both in…
tezzabAcoustic batts vs regular: my first hand experience
7 April 2013
Johnson, Many ways to skin the cat. Green Glue, yes most definitely, but didn't list it as due to cost and time factors. So, you were well ahead of my post in regard to…
HomeAngelsCeiling v floor ducts, which heats most efficiently?
5 April 2013
Slightly irrelevant but I love floor vents..... As a kid I would lay on the floor with a blanket whilst watching TV and I'd lay the blanket over the vent. It would puff…
ausdesignWhy does double brick vs brick veneer not influence R values
2 April 2013
That is true to an extent for heat gain through the external skin. Heat loss from inside the dwelling is the more important consideration in cool climates, hence the…
bashworthHow long until insulation pays for itself
10 March 2013
It depends on lots of things like How much you want to keep the temperature in the room. It will be a faster payback if you are at home all day than if you are at work…
bluemetal77Ducted A/C - Diffuser Grille - Round/Linear .. any good?
6 March 2013
I see what you mean with plastic .. they also tend to go yellow-ish over time .. the diffusers i have in my house are excellent color wise, not fade at all yet .. Hmmm ..…
Stewie DIs R2.0 a maximum for external wall insulation?
27 February 2013
By external wall insulation people usually mean that they only insulate the outside walls of a house for heat loss/heat gain etc. Internal walls can be insulated too of…
Casa2underfloor heating powered by solar panels
24 February 2013
Went to the SRCC website (http://www.solar-rating.org) and compared an Apricus AP-30C evacuated tube panel to a Solahart flat panel. There are different climates and…
AdamIronsSolar Electricity - Queensland SEQ ?
21 February 2013
You still looking for solar grid system? if you are please message me, i work for a solar company and i can arrange for someone to give you a free solar assesment, let you…
Casa2concrete slab floor - layer above plastic barrier?
20 February 2013
The plastic is referred to as a vapour barrier, not waterproofing. My structural engineer reminded me of this every time I called the plastic sheet under the slab waterproofing. I
FTOReplacing compressor within Brivis Ice add-on refrigeration
17 February 2013
Hi roonzy How much were you quoted for the fix? We just ended up getting a 9.4kw split system installed as we figured it was better value for money (low 3k) than…
jaeleeSmoothline Ventilators - roof ventilation for 2 storey home
14 February 2013
Yes, I can't give you specific temperature ranges, but believe it definatley has had a positive effect on cooling our upstairs.
installation inspectorAS3000 air conditioning and heat pumps updates
14 February 2013
AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and here's a summary of the new requirements for air conditioners and heat pumps: - Air conditioning units and heat pumps are required…
Bulldog BoyAirCon Controllers - MyAir Vs. Izone 310?
13 February 2013
Hey Iceman, That's like saying Apple is a poor copy of Microsoft. Sounds to me you maybe are in bed with one of these companies Anyway that's just my humble opinion, let…
Skyzie85Reverse cycle vs evap ducted with gas duct Perth area
24 January 2013
Probably not. I think we'll see how it goes & then reassess. We may end up getting a split system on the wall in te main living space, but who knows. Kind of exciting…