Residential heating and cooling

In large residential buildings, heating and cooling systems can use a huge amount of energy. But today, that need not to be the case.
Demands for more energy-efficient and eco-friendly residential heating and cooling solutions are increasing and will only continue to grow. As well as this, residents are keen to minimize the household budget and make their homes more efficient and less expensive to run. Each person is looking for the comfort that best suits their needs and that best fits their lifestyle habits. But in big apartment buildings, when it comes to heating installations, there is need for some kind of synergy between the different apartments, as this increases efficiency not only during the building process, but also in the user-phase. That's why it is important for planners to think thoroughly about one system for the entire building, that could fit all needs.

Additionally, residential heating and cooling systems are experiencing major changes. Today users require:

  • comfortable and healthy environments, paying greater attention to both environmental comfort and air quality;
  • systems that are efficient and cheaper to use, so that you can reduce your energy bill;
  • systems that respect the environment, to contain the levels of pollutants and to lower the level of CO2 emitted by your building;
  • systems that are simple, functional and that allow the users to be able to manage their building even on the move.

Each person is looking for the comfort that best suits their needs and that best fits their lifestyle habits.


The wide range of Purmo products respond to the needs of this type of market, ranging from centralized and autonomous generation and management systems, including both convective and radiant emission systems.
Improve efficiency

In this range, there are many environmentally friendly products such as heat pumps that can be used both in autonomous systems and in centralized systems. Thanks to the adoption of this technology, it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to other generation systems and, at the same time, it is possible to reduce your energy bill. The use of the apartments could be varied and consequently also the heat emission system could vary much.

If we are in the presence of apartments with constant use of heat, the most efficient system that provides the best comfort will most likely be a radiator system, but if the

buildings have non-constant use, such as for holiday homes, the request could be of a system that allows a faster set-up such as the fan coil units.

In the management and control systems of centralized systems, heat metering is essential, which allows each individual condominium to be able to verify its consumption.
Purmo pays close attention to user privacy by providing certified measurement systems that allow only the user and the manager of the condominium to be able to access the reading of their consumption.


Optimising the hydronic distribution of an existing system can on average reduce its energy consumption by up to 30%.

Interview with an expert

Cristiano Montagner, Technical Sales Manager, Italy

In recent years, the Italian regulatory landscape has changed significantly, paying great attention to the consumption of buildings, to the insulation and to the systems. As all these elements are defined in the designing and planning phase, choices made during this part of the building process are decisive. 

What changes are taking place in the market thanks to the new rules?

If in the past the user evaluated a building only for its position and type, today the user who approaches the purchase of a building is also attentive to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPA). This requires that from the design phase to the construction phase, there is more and more attention to the choices that are made to make the house more efficient both in its construction and in the systems that are adopted.

What has changed in the choice of implants?

In recent years we have seen, for example, heat emission systems change. There is an increasing demand for fast reacting radiant systems as they allow great environmental comfort and adapt better to temperature changes. In the generation, the adoption of heat pumps, certainly among the most efficient systems, has made it possible to significantly lower the environmental footprint of buildings. Also the increasing adoption of photovoltaic production systems enable, for example in the case of radiant systems, a reduction of energy costs.

Luxury flats in the center of Berlin

In the middle of Berlin, on "Leipziger Platz", exclusive apartments were built. The bathrooms of these residential units have been equipped with purely electric Purmo bathroom radiators for additional convenience.

Leipzig bathroom radiators
Undefloor heating apartments

Indoor comfort for 400 apartments

Quartier Bleu, a prestigious residential project forming a completely new district, rises along the canal basin just outside the center of Hasselt (Belgium). Radson, brand of Purmo Group, has provided around 400 apartments with a smart total solution for heating.