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Glen Iris, Victoria
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13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Omega Evaporative

Not a good unit at all. Backup service terrible. Go for a more popular brand - in my experience brivis are very good and if you search around on the…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Brivis Contour Evaporative Cooler Rework Program

REWORK PROGRAM FOR BRIVIS EVAPORATIVE COOLERS
Brivis Australia Pty Ltd has identified a potential defect in the supply fan motor starting device of some of its evaporative cooler units sold in…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Is bigger better for evaporative cooling?

my only suggestion to people who say you need a L43, 53 or 63 is to ask them to show you the calculation they have done. Brivis provide all dealers…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
H3nley Brivis Heater

almost all heating thermostats have printed on there somewhere 'Cooling' - but unless cooling was installed it just does nothing (:oops:)
no harm in trying and hoping you got free cooling…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Help, west facing bedroom

stop the heat from hitting the window with external shading/covers. Internally a heavy drape/blinds will help as well... but the theory is stop the heat from hitting the window
cheers

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler

all i can tell you is they haven't been around very long and are considered the 'cheap end' of the market. No where near the features as the brivis contour…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ducted heating blows cold air first 20-30 seconds.

Anton - with older units and 3 star units this is quite common. As soon as the heater gets the signal to turn on the fan starts and the burners…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Brivis ICE add-on unit question

the pipes can only connect to one side of the unit (right hand side from memory) ... they may just run the pipes behind the compressor and around after the…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Is bigger better for evaporative cooling?

i agree - bigger is better
brivis will tell u to size it properly and the downfall of too big is that on low speed you will hear the unit... in…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
.6 ducting vs 1.1 ducting does it matter

for evap cooling i would say no.
we did a little experiment here. took a 100w light bulb and put it in a r0.6 duct for a day. at the end…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Cost of running refrigerated air con!

From my experience:
Evaporative - 5 to 10c per hour
Refrigerated A/C - $1.00 to $1.20 per hour
Huge difference!
However on a humid day you will be cursing the evaporative cooler. In…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Heating & Cooling - Blank Canvas

Ok here are my thoughts
1) Should we get an all-in-one system that cools and heats? Ultimately we would like to keep the running costs to a minimum (wouldn't we all!)
Comes…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Service: Brivis Ducted Cooling and Heating System

most heating/cooling companies can provide a service on ducted heaters and evaporative coolers. brivis also do it but can take a while to get there.
The last poster is correct about…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Brivis Ducted Heating & Cooling System

brivis will only fix the heater - everything after the heater like ducting, bends, branches, boots and vents are the installers responsibility. Sounds like one of the ducts may be…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Another which ducted air con to use thread

daikin out of that bunch - but the actronair digitial scroll is also a very good unit
however keep in mind that electric heating can be very expensive, particularly here in…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?

don't get me wrong, the bonaire integra is still a good unit - not one of the 'cheapies'. bonaire also make a summerbreeze from memory - thats the cheap one.…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?

ok IMHO these are how they rate
1 - Breezeair (are the quiestiest technically)
2 - Brivis Contour Series (almost first due to aquasave)
then i would go with
Brivis (rest of the range)
Braemar…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?

Technically Breezeair are the quitest on the market, that was a few years ago. It was a few years ago that I was able to hear a brivis and breezaire…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
3 phase or single phase

electricity has never been my 'thing' however a few things I do know:
Either phase will give you the same output. ie a 12kW single or three phase will still do…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

the below info is correct!
Brivis units will lower fan speed and burner strength when you close a zone, even if you close off one outlet manually - which is fantastic..…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

i love it when someone asks your opinion then swears at you. oh the joys of forums.
With brivis if you service your heater every year they will fix a breakdown…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

well in short - better backup service, better parts used in the heater, less breakdowns.
It is kinda a holden V ford thing. There will be some people swearing by…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Yes - if you can use robes, cavities it will make the system much more effective. Ideally do it whilst framing for obvious reasons. The one over the staircase is…

13 years13 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Evap cooling and refrig...

first question - no evap can't be converted to refig or vice-versa. Now the real fun begins - if you need a new heating system AND want refrig cooling then…

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

cheap rubbish - in this industry you GET exactly what you PAY for...

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

daikin are the best - if you are going to be in the place for 5+ years - worthwhile investment in my opinion... very quiet and made very very well...…

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

the intlet grille should only be about 50mm deep normally, some are only 20mm deep - others up to 90mm.
With the backup service I believe that brivis is much quicker…

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Brivis HE20 or Vulcan BV515...

been in the industry for 13 years - brivis is best by far !

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

load of rubbish the guy is telling you joe - he's only pushing braemar for his own reasons (more profit probably)
brivis have a deal on this month where dealers get…

14 years14 yearsmarkDHCmarkDHC posted:
Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

Hi joe,
ideally the return air should be at floor level to help keep the heat down at floor level... brivis will actually not guarantee their systems to work properly if…

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