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  1. yes, but lasts longer in the Aucklands damp...

    yes, but lasts longer in the Aucklands damp climate conditions
  2. 1. 2. Go polyester, the non itch stuff, wont...

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    2. Go polyester, the non itch stuff, wont collapse in humidity/dampness like glass wool probably does

    3. No subsidies on ventilation or heating in Auckland
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    I would install a ventilation system, works...

    I would install a ventilation system, works wonders in most cases and does the whole home at once, no bother of moving dehumidifiers around and emptying them

    shower domes address the moisture from...
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    heat pumps vary in prices, just like most things....

    heat pumps vary in prices, just like most things.
    Try to be more specific, IE heating capacity would be good.
    Typical lounge would be a 4-5kw heating rating, and $2400 should be about right
  5. Thread: Heat Pumps

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    there's no subsidies for heat pumps is there? I...

    there's no subsidies for heat pumps is there? I thought they were all finished about 3 years ago.
    What area ?

    cheers
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    IMO it wont be the cure, as these ventilation...

    IMO it wont be the cure, as these ventilation systems push roof space air into the house, which is very cold once the sun goes down, and if you have any source of heating on, it will dilute that...
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    yes you are quite right, however, if you do...

    yes you are quite right, however, if you do manage to get some afternoon sun in the afternoon and draw the curtains to lock in the heat, the insulation will keep the heat in much longer.
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    novafloor is a friction fit high density...

    novafloor is a friction fit high density polyester, ideal when there is wind sheer under the floor, exactly what the OP was asking for
    dont get me wrong, polyester blanket R1.5 and R1.8 is a great...
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    read my post correctly, I said glasswool NOT...

    read my post correctly, I said glasswool NOT polyester, AND i do know what im talking about
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    check out Novafloor made by Insulpro, R1.4 but...

    check out Novafloor made by Insulpro, R1.4 but superior than any blanket stapled be prepared to pay more, but worth it imo
    would not touch the glasswool product esp underfloor its knacked if that...
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    Ive seen mold growth in garages many a time. Esp...

    Ive seen mold growth in garages many a time. Esp with the dryer in the garage. Why is it recommended that dryers are vented. It is warm moist air that comes out from a dryer and it condenses on the...
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    as long as the the living spaces are insulated...

    as long as the the living spaces are insulated from the elements, i wouldnt worry about the garage. There would be some exceptions thou, and some points would be; to stop mold growth on the ceiling,...
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    I dont think ive ever come across that paper with...

    I dont think ive ever come across that paper with glue in it before, but insulfluff is still available for ceiling and walls according to their website

    but their quote "1% gap in the ceiling...
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    Abit hard to install underfloors and walls though

    Abit hard to install underfloors and walls though
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    Yes insulfluff is still around and in newer homes...

    Yes insulfluff is still around and in newer homes (built after 1990) More of a grey colour than light brown. Its shredded newspaper with a fire retardant through it.
    Theres also loose glass wool...
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    even new houses these days get council passed...

    even new houses these days get council passed with that blown in loose fill glasswool rubbish in ceilings, a few years later theyre as flat and no use, requiring more insulation
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    Rubbish, Insulating the floor can make a big...

    Rubbish,

    Insulating the floor can make a big difference, especially if the ground is low to the ground or even very high off the ground, the wind sheer under a house can make the floors very cold,...
  18. which flash heat pumps have the PID algorithm...

    which flash heat pumps have the PID algorithm thingy? sounds interesting to have a large heat pump to dehumidify the whole house with it
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    do both if possible, Ceiling first if on a tight...

    do both if possible, Ceiling first if on a tight budget, as heat rises, insulating floors is mainly to reduce the cold coming thru
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    theres no giant thing on the wall with a ducted...

    theres no giant thing on the wall with a ducted heat pump, just vents in the rooms and a return grill, with a big outdoor unit out back usually
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    dont forget to add more insulation in the ceiling...

    dont forget to add more insulation in the ceiling space if needed, it definitely does wonders in keeping the heat in your home, ensure a even coverage, no gaps apart from the non compliant downlights...
  22. how does a heat pump solve condensation in the...

    how does a heat pump solve condensation in the bedrooms if its installed in the lounge?
    I thought heat pumps would have to be primarily on cooling to remove moisture, a rather backward step imo to...
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    sometimes the mildew will still grow on the...

    sometimes the mildew will still grow on the ceiling after its been insulated. Tell tale sign is that the mildew is close to the outside wall and usually in the corner running along adjacent the...
  24. all the high air changes/hour is problematic esp...

    all the high air changes/hour is problematic esp when you consider during winter, you are effectively diluting your warm air you have paid to heat, we have our system on low and it does the trick. No...
  25. all the high air changes/hour is problematic esp...

    all the high air changes/hour is problematic esp when you consider during winter, you are effectively diluting your warm air you have paid to heat, we have our system on low and it does the trick. No...
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