Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Trying to decide whether gas is worth the cost
$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…
Brivis Wombat20. Switch on but only the fan goes.
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…
Installing wall insulation with double brick walls
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…
Acoustic batts vs regular: my first hand experience
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…
Ceiling v floor ducts, which heats most efficiently?
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…
Why does double brick vs brick veneer not influence R values
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…
Ducted A/C - Diffuser Grille - Round/Linear .. any good?
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 ..…
Is R2.0 a maximum for external wall insulation?
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…
concrete slab floor - layer above plastic barrier?
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
Replacing compressor within Brivis Ice add-on refrigeration
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…
Smoothline Ventilators - roof ventilation for 2 storey home
Yes, I can't give you specific temperature ranges, but believe it definatley has had a positive effect on cooling our upstairs.
AS3000 air conditioning and heat pumps updates
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…
AirCon Controllers - MyAir Vs. Izone 310?
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…
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