List of blog posts

  1. Improving Hot Water Performance (May 2018)
  2. Avoiding common mistakes in a new build (May 2018)
  3. Tips for efficient homes (May 2018)
  4. Is thermal mass overrated? (June 2018)
  5. Multi-split vs single-split systems (June 2018)
  6. Renewable electric sunrise (June 2018)
  7. Home batteries (June 2018)
  8. Hydronic heat loss in one picture (July 2018)
  9. R U OK with insulation? (July 2018)
  10. Efficiency and air displacement (August 2018)
  11. Solar air heating – is it worth it? (August 2018)
  12. What’s up with hydrogen? (September 2018)
  13. Earth-improved heat-pump operation (October 2018)
  14. We need to talk about downlights (October 2018)
  15. Don’t do ducts (October 2018)
  16. Verifying the voltage villain (November 2018)
  17. In praise of smart meters (January 2019)
  18. Zero-bill case study (January 2019)
  19. Heat pump star ratings (Feburary 2019)
  20. Will coverings IC-rated lights make them fail quickly? (April 2019)
  21. Hot water – more than meets the eye (July 2019, re-blogged from December 2016)
  22. Using STCs to understand heat-pump hot-water system performance (July 2019)
  23. My improvised vehicle-to-home system (April 2020)
  24. The Cape – Pt 1: Hook, line and sinker (June 2020)
  25. The worry about wood fires (July 2020)
  26. The Cape – Pt 2: Elements and inspirations (July 2020)
  27. The Cape – Pt 3: Design deliberations (July 2020)
  28. The Cape – Pt 4: Getting ready to build (August 2020)
  29. The myth of the Aussie six-star home (August 2020)
  30. The hidden benefits of insulation (September 2020)
  31. The Cape – Pt 5: Get building (September 2020)
  32. Does off-grid make sense? (October 2020)
  33. Should we tax EVs? (November 2020)
  34. Roof ventilation – not a fan (December 2020)
  35. The Cape – Pt 6: Green roof (January 2021)
  36. The balance of home solar energy (January 2021)
  37. The Cape – Pt 7: Reflections on Passive House (January 2021)
  38. The Cape – Pt 8: Straithouse is complete! (February 2021)
  39. The sad reality of commodity solar hot water (June 2021)