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District heating
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District heating

A district or communal heating system supplies heat to a number of dwellings from a common heat source. In may comprise of, for example, a biomass or gas boiler heating a block of apartments, a housing estate or mixed use development.

 

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Benefits of Communal Heating:

One centralised boiler is more efficient than having an individual boiler in each dwelling.

More environmentally friendly, especially when renewable energy is used.

Space saving

Ability to upgrade boiler should energy market conditions change.

Wholesale energy rates are cheaper than domestic rates.

Safety, boilers are kept in a separate plant room with appropriate supervision, less chance of a gas leak or fire.

Cheaper bills for end users.

End users have hot water on demand

Residents don’t have to organise annual maintenance of boilers



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