Heating technology continues to come on leaps and bounds, and we had a very impressive array of entries this year, with products offering significant improvements on the previous generation of renewable appliances.
In the Build It Awards 2018, the Passivhaus-certified PKOM 4 from Total Home Environment won Best Renewable Heating Solution.
The PKOM 4 stood out as a whole-house solution that delivers heat recovery ventilation, space heating, domestic hot water (DHW) and cooling all in one neat package.
What’s more, it includes two integral heat pumps so that heating and DHW can be provided simultaneously.
Designed for highly-insulated homes of up to 125m2, with a space heating demand of less than 4kW, the system addresses a gap in the market for people taking on smaller projects.
The appliance takes up a footprint of just 741mm x 734mm – the equivalent of a conventional hot water cylinder – and offers intuitive modern controls for homeowners.