Heating, Cooling & Insulation
I agree!!! Don't go anywhere near these aircons because that is what they are - a con. We had one put in by our builder in Feb 2007 and we've had nothing but trouble year…
Aug 01, 2011 11:57 am
Upgrade Bonaire thermostat
I want to upgrade our manual digital "Pyrox" thermostat with something like the Honeywell Prestige or Venstar T5800. Both of these replacement units use a 24VAC common…
Ducted heating/air conditioning questions
Stars measure efficiency. in terms of the amount of energy used to produce a certain amount of energy. 0.2 is minimal difference, and the difference between a good…
Bonaire Problem! Urgent Help Required
Who's w w ?
Anyway that price he gave you is a bargin and would be a very good choice don't forget to make sure you get a plumbing compliance certficate at completion of…
Jul 23, 2011 6:37 pm
Gas Log Fire or Ducted Heating?
Hi Donuts,do you have zoned heating
Hi Rod12,I am having both my house is a bit bigger,I will have zoned
then I can turn down/off rooms
Thanks Brad,had a look at Brivis HX201 four zone.
Add on Air Conditioning to existing Ducts
The system is designed for a 13 degree drop in temparture so on a 38 degree day it should get your house down to 25 which is very comfortable anyway most people run…
Jul 15, 2011 9:52 pm
hydronic heating using quantum heat pump
i've got myself two commercial quantum heat pump hot water systems holding 340L of hot water each, and 7 hydronic heater panels... i've read a bit around the internet…
Adding insulation after hand-over
What about doing it yourself? Organise a few mates(preferably handy with their hands) Have them on notice to come after work hours or weekend depending on timing.
Are return air grilles noisy?
Our return air is located in the hallway outside our bedroom and we sleep with the door open. The outlet inside the room generates more noise than the return air and both…
options for glass insulation
We just fully renovated our house. We put in timber double-glazed windows, new wall and roof insulation and the difference is remarkable. Previously over-night our house…
Electric heating cable self-installation?
There was an oversight in the contract in regards to in-slab heating. About 25sqm needs to be installed next Monday, before the concrete goes down.
I spent the…
R/C Airconditioner Install
Actron air 19-21kW reverse cycle aircond return grille recommended- 1100mm x 550mm- min return air grille size ( free area) 0.48m2 or max return air grille size ( free…
Did you have any luck getting to the bottom the noise coming from your ducts? We've got a very similar problem - a ticking noise coming from the vents. When…
I'm after some advice on how to get a traditional open fireplace going again. I have had a chimney sweep inspect the chimney etc and quote me for…
Ducted air conditioning in Flat roofs ?
Our plans weren't flat roof but I know from having to add ducting throught he floors on the design our ducts were 350mm and 450mm in diameter. That's just the ducting…
How to size ac's for 6 star homes?
The house is having R4.1 in the ceiling and R3.0 in the walls...not sure if its getting foil though...the builder is higher end so expect it will have foil.
Glad to hear you are in your new home without any major problems!
Regarding your ceiling heating ducts, ours might give the occasional creak/click from the…
Installers in NW Sydney
I used Coral Air for my post handover install of an Actron ducted system. They were great. Turned up on time, delivered exactly what they quoted on and were in and out in…
Under tile heating.
Keeping your feet warm, keeps your whole body warm.
Under tile heating can be moved to off peak heating (depending where you live, where heat is most likely required when…
Underfloor insulation: best batts?
Although foilboard is more expensive it is self supporting so may be cheaper and easier to fix.
My joists are about 120mm deep - would it work…
1st rate energy reports
The absolute values are probably not all that helpful. It is more a way of comparing the relative efficiency of the house construction.
Occupancy behaviours can cause…
Bonaire Split System BH52 Inverter??
We are building our townhouse and the standard split system is a Bonaire.
I have never heard of the brand. Has anyone has any experience with the Bonaire wall…
Alfresco heating options
Have you considered an ethanol heater? Our alfresco has 3 walls so we will most likely get a Cocoon fireplace. A plus is they don't need to exhaust. They are about 3-4k…
Ducted heat transfer
we are thinking of doing something along the same lines
we arent getting any heating or cooling in with our build as they offer evap cooling
we will have one combustion…
Explanation of heating sizing sought
Both Over or under sizing a RCAC is bad. Under size means it is running full bore all the time and over size means it is constantly switching on and off. Both put a…
Most of what has been said is correct but consider
1) the best way of saving heating costs is to ensure that the house is well insulated and has not air leaks especially…
Help- what does fully sarked mean?
As a general rule if you are in bushfire prone area consider the sarking as secondary protection. It is better to ensure there are no gaps in the roof structure for the…
Jun 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Bonaire Heater Help
I have Bonaire Heater and I am wanting to turn all my zones on as only slected zones (A) are on... So, as per manual I have put all zones on (ABCD) however still…
Jun 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs
Brought some LED downlights earlier this week and asked the wholesaler about heat sheilds. Apparently they are still 100% very much a requirement as LED lights can and do…
Open fireplace or Coonara?
I think your key word was "ambiance".. And for this you really can't go past an old fashioned open fireplace. If it were for heating purposes then hands down Coonara