About us – Principal Consultant
About us, I am the Principal Consultant of Hydrosol and passionate about all-electric home designs that make living comfortable with low energy needs using solar power.
Hydrosol specialises in all-electric heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) engineering and advisory services.
My interest in sustainability goes back over 4 decades starting from my time at Melbourne based manufacturer Siddons Ramset Limited (Sidchrome Spanners, Ramset Fasteners, Rockwool Insulation, Raypak Boilers, etc).
The company was turning ”Green” well before others and so I started in rockwool manufacturing in the 1980s insulating homes and commercial facilities to reduce heat loads such as Loy Yang power station. Other projects absorbed sound such as the city rail loop stations and Hamer Hall.
In 1983, we put the first domestic heat pump water heater onto the Australian market to critical acclaim, the ‘Siddons Solar Plus’. These units gave long economical service, up to 30 years. From 2005 until 2016, I was MD of Siddons Solarstream which manufactured heat pump water heaters. Hydrosol supports the many units in the field today, including my own operating since 2006. Visit our online shop for spare parts.
Hydrosol has evolved as a Design Consultancy helping you to navigate the many options and approaches available for your all-electric home.
The following provides some information about us and how we can assist with your project.
Hydrosol and associates have the experience, design, engineering and service capability you need for an excellent all-electric HVAC solution. Explore with us the design of your all-electric HVAC project. We take a holistic approach including solar power and the thermal performance of your house.
Contact us if you are planning an all-electric new build or renovation, going off-gas or off-grid. Contact our associate Carbonetix for an energy audit. Contact G Store to look at your solar power and battery options. We will be happy to make an appropriate referral after we assess your needs.
With our associates, we will work with you from design through to installation and after sales support.
Free Supply and Install Estimate
Use our Quick Quote Configurator for a free and instant supply and install estimate. Press ‘submit‘ and we will send you a copy of the quote. Ask if you would like us to review this and we may be able to assist you to improve the quote.
Ask us to make a referral to G-Store for your solar power and battery storage requirements. These are complimentary services we offer.
Hydrosol also has an Online Shop for you to browse products that may be required for your new building or renovation.
Hydrosol also provides a consulting service. This service offers more than a Quick Quote. It takes into account your building design and thermal performance of your new building or renovation.
We will work with you to make sure your all-electric design works as you expect. Explore a holistic solution around:
- Thermal performance of your house
- System design that meets your needs and preferences
- Solar power and battery storage
- Lowering heat loads and operating costs
- Improving comfort inside your home
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Solar HVAC Design
Global warming and rapidly increasing energy prices are the big drivers of the huge environmental changes we are seeing in Australia and around the world. This has spurred on the increasing trend towards all-electric homes.
A comfortable and efficient all-electric home starts with good design. The better the thermal performance of your house, the less requirement you have for mechanical heating and cooling solutions.
Focus on these three areas in particular to reduce heat loss:
- Walls, floors and open windows / air gaps