Large areas of glass welcoming natural light into this 2 storey home in Northcote meant limited the space was available for traditional heating and cooling solutions. To overcome this and avoid the need for multiple outdoor condensers, Daikin VRV Mini Ducted Bulkhead air conditioning was installed, all connected to just one outdoor condenser. All bulkhead air conditioners are fitted off with aluminium linear bar grills that have been powder coated black to match the décor of the rooms.
The polished concrete floor hides Hydronic In Slab Tiemme heating evenly distributing warmth throughout the floor area resulting in a pleasant ‘warm feet, cool head’ effect.
Planning and design were the key when considering heating and cooling solutions for this magnificent, multi faceted home in Balwyn. In consultation with the builder and owners we designed a variety of systems to suit the various area of the home. Upstairs is cooled by Breezair Evaporative Cooling ducted to multi-directional outlets in the ceiling. This system takes advantage of Melbourne’s arid climate with the opening of windows allowing air to circulate resulting in a natural feeling form of cooling.
Still our most popular form of heating, Brivis Gas Ducted Heating is used to effectively heat the home through a series of ducts. In a home this size layout and design of duct was crucial in achieving an even distribution of air. A series of bulkheads were created to house Daikin Concealed Ducted Bulkhead Air Conditioning. Fitted off with white aluminium linear bar grills, these systems heat and cool the home as an alternative to evaporative cooling and gas ducted heating.