a woman holding a thermometer while feeling scorched

As temperatures begin to rise in Australia, we are being encouraged to retrofit our homes for thermal efficiency to stay cool amid the heatwave conditions and to lower our energy consumption. This came after the Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweeted on 16 January 2019 that their office had just recorded Australia’s top ten warmest days. [...]

man pumping a chimney balloon

Fireplaces provides warmth and a comforting ambiance during the colder months. But on normal days, other than giving your living room a rustic vibe, unused chimneys are gigantic holes that remove conditioned air from your home and let in the outside air in a very uncontrolled manner. This is why draught-proofing a chimney is imperative [...]

dining area with a victorian fireplace

When the colder months set in, many turn to their fireplace for a warm refuge. Indeed, nothing beats a crackling fire in keeping the whole family toasty amid a frigid Aussie winter. However, when not in use, an open chimney can become a thermal nuisance if you’re working hard to maintain your home at comfortable [...]

top view of a woman on her bed with a hot cup of coffee in her hands

The long-standing enemy of thermal efficiency is the gaps and cracks present in a home. To rule out any misconceptions, ALL HOMES, regardless of type, age, and location, are plagued with these in various areas and to various degrees. All homes can be affected by drafts. The greater the amount of gaps and cracks, the [...]

silhouette of a man in front of a frosty window

Is your house excessively cold in winter? One of the possible reasons why your home has poor thermal comfort could be that you have leaky windows.  Everyone understands that some windows leak water – what many people don’t appreciate is that some windows leak air!   A window surround (or window reveal) with cracks and [...]

Loose, rattling windows can cause massive inconvenience.  If you have them in your home, you’ve probably lost sleep to these noisy windows everytime a truck runs past your home. Or perhaps maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home is hard work because air is leaking in and out of your problematic windows. Windows rattle because of [...]

A happy family enjoying in their lawn

Are you confident that your home can protect you from summer heatwaves? Are you sick of skyrocketing energy bills every time summer rolls around? Get greater thermal comfort all year round without exhausting your energy and money. Here are five energy-efficient ways to make your home summer-ready for years to come! 1. Clean your air [...]

gas stove in the corner of a living room

For reasons associated with user convenience and accessibility, gas heating is widely used among Australian households to keep their living spaces toasty warm in the colder months. Many homeowners have preferred gas because it distributes heat instantly throughout the rooms and adjusting the temperatures to comfortable levels is easy. But in recent years, gas heating has [...]

senior couple computing their electric bill

That comfort comes with a hefty price tag, is one of the most common sentiments that Australian households share. Such sentiment rings especially true during the summer, and winter seasons when indoor temperatures become difficult to control. It is during these times when households rely heavily on their electrical appliances to bring in, and sustain [...]

a young woman playing her ukulele

Heatwaves are deemed to be the deadliest form of natural hazard in Australia. Severe heat can cause several illnesses which include dehydration, heat stress, and heat stroke. Heatwaves can also worsen pre-existing diseases like lung, heart, and kidney diseases. In extreme conditions, heatwaves can cause death. During one of the largest heatwave that struck Australia in [...]

Reduce Global Carbon Footprint. Plant A Tree with ecoMaster

Did you know that the average home’s carbon emissions equals 67 trees every year? When the ecoMaster team learned how much the average household carbon footprint add up to every year, we decided to take the amazing work we do even further, to be absolutely sure that we’re taking responsibility for our eco footprint. So, [...]

kitchen downlights

Lighting fixtures and ceiling insulation may have completely different functions and purposes but these two components must complement each other in ensuring the safety and comfort inside a building. Here are three essential information you need to know about Insulation Contact (IC)-rated recessed downlights: 1. IC rating is a yardstick that tells consumers that a [...]

There are plenty of chilly days ahead of us, even if you are reading this in the middle of summer. So how do you keep warm in winter without blowing up your energy bills? The most sensible step to achieving thermal comfort is to renovate one’s home to make it more energy efficient. That is, [...]

a man with 2 electric fans

Does your home often get incredibly hot in summer and uncomfortably cold in winter? The Australian climate can change invariably from one day to the next but a home that doesn’t achieve a stable thermal comfort is not normal. You might need to take a step back to meticulously assess your home’s thermal performance to [...]

Underfloor Insulation for Timber Floors

They may be just minor openings from afar, but gaps in your hardwood floors can have a huge impact to your home’s indoor temperature, and overall thermal comfort. Continue reading to learn more about how gaps exist in your floorboards, and how you can prevent them from affecting your comfort in extremes of weather. Why [...]

Hydronic heating system (also called in-slab hydronic floor heating) is an excellent energy-saving heating method.  It uses wall mounted panels to gently release heat into your rooms. Some homeowners prefer hydronic heating over reverse cycle air conditioning (blows air around the living space), and ceiling mounted ducting (blasts air into the room) because of its [...]

elderly couple in a cosy home

If you’re nearing retirement or are relocating your aging parents to your current home, it is essential to consider the challenges that come with aging to give them a comfortable home life! One of the necessary improvements you have to make in your house to make it more elderly-friendly is your thermal comfort, or indoor [...]

sliding pocket door draught excluder

In winter time, blocking the entry of drafts from all parts of the home is vital in ensuring that your indoor temperature remains cosy no matter how freezing it is outside. Note that all homes, regardless of whether they are old or new, can be prone to drafts. The cold air (as well as warm [...]

staples home depot

Strapping. Gluing. Friction-Fitting. Nailing. Wiring … Here’s why you’ll only ever find us stapling insulation under your floor. Stapling insulation is the best way to ensure your bulk insulation withstands the test of time. While other bulk insulations like fibreglass has loose fibres that won’t hold a staple, the strong and heat-bonded fibres of the [...]

Frameless Windows

Weatherproofing your home is a wise step an increasing number of homeowners are taking to improve their thermal comfort in winter and summer. If you want to avoid losing your expensive heating to outdoor temperatures and lessen the time you need to run your air conditioning, sealing those unwanted gaps and cracks, as well as [...]