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Communal Heating Flats: Facts About Heat Networks

Flats connected to communal heating systems have existed for many years across Europe. During that time, it has become abundantly clear how important a role this form of heating has played in pushing low carbon emissions across the whole continent. The UK is still playing catch-up with European counterparts who have utilised this technology for many years now.

Currently, there are just over 2% of households that are heated by either a district heating or a communal heating network. This, however, is five times less than the European average. In some countries, that market share is above 50% and it is extremely popular within northern, central and eastern Europe. In fact, 90% of accommodation within Warsaw in Poland, Helsinki in Finland and Copenhagen in Denmark is powered by a communal heating system. The UK government has recognised that it has fallen behind European counterparts and has made recent moves to change that fact. This is because of the government's move towards low and zero carbon heating in order to reduce carbon emissions. Conventional boiler-based systems are not very efficient and this leads to a lot of waste. Developers of new builds are being encouraged to explore lower carbon options and communal heating systems offer just that. It is known that some communal or district networks can even reduce heat energy waste by as much as 30% to 40%. Given that heat waste within London could be used to cover 70% of the city's heating needs, this is definitely a problem that needs a solution.

But don't worry – there's no need to face this issue alone. At Evinox Energy Ltd, we specialise in offering solutions for communal heating flats and more. From initial survey to revenue management service for flats, we can aid property developers with as little or as much of the communal heating network process as possible. Just give us a call today on +44 (0)1372 722277 or visit for more information on our communal services.

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Communal & District Heating

A communal or district heating system supplies heat to a number of dwellings from a common heat source. It may comprise of, for example, a system heating a block of apartments or a larger scale system heating many buildings.

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Metering & Billing

We provide various metering & billing solutions for heat networks. These range from data only, through to a Pre-payment system, or a complete remote billing solution using BUS or Ethernet communication to provide the end user with a fully itemised energy bill.

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Heat Interface Units

Our range of ModuSat® eco-efficient heat interface units (HIUs) have been designed to provide apartments and communal housing developments with independent fast recovery hot water and high efficiency heating.

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