Heating, Cooling & Insulation
MattandkySecond Hand wood heater filling room with SMOKE
1 June 2013
HI. First post here in your very handy forum. We have just installed a second hand wood heater. first fire we lit filled the house with smoke. I extended the flue and…
Darth Teddy BearTime required to heat a room with ducted gas heating
30 May 2013
Hi paulw11, Thanks for the reply. There are 2 return airs with one for the main house and the one in the dog room which is only open when the dog room is on. And in…
ampleairDifficulties Installing Split System on Internal Wall?
29 May 2013
Definitely possible, considerations come down to vanity & cost. Pipes can be ran through the roof and/or in pipe duct, as can the drain. There are some great pump…
bashworthHydronic heating - Thermostatic controls valves
28 May 2013
I have had theromstatic valves in my old house in the UK. They has the thermostat built into the valve. I found them great. We were able to run the bedrooms cooler than…
epping16Central heating - cause of excessive dust???
26 May 2013
Hello, we have the exact same problem. A newish home 17 years old, duct heating vents in the ceiling (because of concrete slab), we are in suburbia Melbourne so dust from…
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…