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HIU Online: Are Heating Networks A New Idea?

HIU online may be what you have been reading about if you are considering such a heat network system for properties you are managing and developing for the first time.

This system growing in popularity and leading figures in the housing industry are spreading the word about this form of heating. But in reality, HIU based systems, communal heating and district heating has been around for a long time. It is only during the past couple of decades that organisations have begun to understand the potential benefits that come with running a heating network. This is thanks to the fact that these networks offer property managers and developers a low carbon heating option across multiple dwellings.

With there being a real push within the UK landscape towards zero or low carbon ratings in new builds, it is clear why HIUs and heating networks are so popular today. So for those who are concerned about the logistics and success of such networks, you can rest assured that heat network solutions have already been are tried and tested in the UK.

In fact, it's thought that there are about 2,000 heating networks running throughout the country today. These networks are utilised within older housing association properties, newer build social housing, student blocks and brand new apartment blocks. So in terms of an established heating solution for property developers that can achieve low carbon ratings, a heat network cannot be beaten.

Here at Evinox Energy Ltd, we care very much about the experiences of not just our immediate clients, but the end users – the bill-paying customers - too. All of our uniquely designed and manufactured HIUs have been set up to benefit both, offering effective heating and hot water for residents, as well as low maintenance costs for the property managers. To see our HIU online options, just visit or phone our offices on +44 (0)1372 722277 to have a chat today to our friendly support team.

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Evinox is thrilled to announce that Terry Mahoney has taken the helm as its new Managing Director. Terry comments, “I’m an advocate of the “Under one roof” business model, which allows Evinox to combine first class product supply, flexible metering and billing solutions, and service and maintenance support – making us stand out from the crowd!”
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What should specifiers – and indeed clients, such as developers and social landlords – be considering when specifying HIU’s for their next heat network project? Here are our top tips -
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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 (HIU’s) have been designed to provide apartments and communal housing developments with independent fast recovery hot water and high efficiency heating.

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