VentHeat launch compact heat pump & MVHR systems to Ireland
VentHeat, a new Irish company specialising in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for passive house and low energy buildings, has launched the Pichler PKOM4 compact heat pump system to the Irish market. The system combines heating, cooling, ventilation and domestic hot water in one passive house certified unit with a footprint of less than 0.75 m2.
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One stand-out feature of the PKOM4 is that in combi mode, both compressors work in parallel to deliver space heating and domestic hot water. Stephen Young of VentHeat told Passive House Plus that the PKOM4 – which can also deliver cooling – is smart-grid ready and can use smart grid electricity or on-site renewable energy to boost domestic hot water to a higher temperature via an immersion heater.
Integration and control of additional electrical heating sources (underfloor heating for bathroom, or infra-red panels) is also possible. The system can also be linked into smart home and central building management systems, with control by a smart phone or tablet app.
Meanwhile, VentHeat is also supplying the Pichler range of standalone MVHR systems, including its LG 1000 unit with VAV box for sound absorption and volume flow control, which won first place in the 2016 Passive House Institute component awards. Stephen Young also said that VentHeat undertake the service and support of installed units over remote access. For more information see www.ventheat.ie.