Use a cheap, realiable and simple heating system in a passive house, and more DO´s for designing heating system in a passive house!
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July 22, 2016

Use a cheap, realiable and simple heating system in a passive house, and more DO´s for designing heating system in a passive house!

DO´s for designing heating system in a passive house:

  • use a cheap and simple heating system – the investment belongs in the building fabric
  • consider radiators as your first option
  • arrange the layout to keep hot water outlets in a reasonably compact form
  • put the hot water storage (or combi) in the same area
  • chose heat pumps that provide good hot water performance rather than heating
  • fill in the PHPP DHW section before looking at overheating.

Excerpt from “How to build a Passivhaus: Rules of thumb”, chapter by Alan Clarke, Passivhaus Trust, April 2015.