What is District Heating?
District Heating is a system of heat distribution where heat is generated in a centralised location & distributed through a network of insulated pipes to provide heating & domestic hot water for residential & commercial purposes.
What does it cover?
- Factory Estates/Business Parks
- Housing Developments
- Leisure Centres
- Education establishments such as universities
- Hotels, Office blocks, Prisons & Public Buildings
- Shopping Centres
- Apartment blocks
What does it include?
- A powerful central boiler powered by either natural gas or oil.
- A system of insulated pipes installed underneath the streets.
- Consumer heat interface between the network and the heat consumer. This will comprise of the equipment delivering heat from the network to the customer.
Advantages of District Heating
- Requires little space & operates safely.
- Easy to operate & control.
- Affordable cost – through efficient management of heat provision & providing stable prices.
- Modern District Heating schemes are metered, thus making individuals pay only for what they consume.
- Low cost
- District Heating can be an attractive ESCO offering
- Can cause a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
- Heat can be supplied from numerous sources – conventional fuels, renewable fuels, heat from power generation & waste heat from industrial processes.
- District Energy is the most efficient method of providing heating to buildings.
Temporary Boiler Solution
In case of boiler failure or malfunction, Cross Rental Services are able to sweep out a temporary boiler solution in the event of an emergency swiftly & efficiently. Our boilers can be easily integrated with existing pipe networks ensuring no stress in the event of failure. To view our boiler range click here or to view a case study of a time when we have previously supported district heating click here.