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Heat Networks: How does it work?


A Heat Network (or a Communal or District Heating System) is a contemporary approach applied to many new homes, whereby an entire development is served by a centralised Energy Centre. The Energy Centre generates heat and hot water which is then distributed around the building, and available to residents on a round-the-clock basis. This system eliminates the need for a boiler in individual homes.


A HIU (Heat Interface Unit) is installed in each home and acts, as the name suggests, as an interface between the Energy Centre and the point of use within a home. This allows residents to set controls to suit personal preferences. The HIU is usually fitted with a heat meter that records the amount of heat, in kilowatt hours, used.


For further information and advice, contact one of our Energy Managers today on 01279 810120.