Residential and Commercial District Heating from OMNI Heat and Power

What is a District Heat Network?

A Heat Network or District Heating system can be used to distribute heat from a centralised plant room system utilising Biomass Boiler, Groundsource Heat Pump or Combined Heat and Power CHP for residential or commercial heat requirements such as a housing estate or block of flats.

What technologies can be used for District Heating?

This centralised or shared system can be any heat generator but most commonly it is one of the following. A heat only boiler such as a biomass, gas or oil boiler, a combined heat and power (CHP) engine running of natural gas, bio-gas from a anaerobic digestion plant or even biomass, or finally a shared geo-thermal or ground source heat pump system.

Planning and Consultancy services for District Heat Network

District heat networks can vary in size from providing heat to whole cities or just to a small number buildings. Omni heat and Power provide consultancy services for specifiers, architects etc providing full feasibility studies to ensure the correct network is installed from the start. We can also help with planning issues etc.

District Heating Design Service

As the designing of a expensive district heating network is important Omni Heat and Power employ some of the UK’s leading mechanical design engineers in district heating networks. We also work closley with leading manufacturers of district heating systems such as Vaillant and Hargasner ensuring that together we can collaborate giving a full turnkey solution.

Metering on District Heat Networks.

Heat interface units or Points of use on these kind of installations such as offices or apartments can be metered and controlled centrally which allows landlords or system owners to control and bill for heat that is used on the network and to even switch off a point of use if a customer does not pay.

Find out more about District Heat.

For more information about district heat networks please get in touch via our contact us page and one of our team will be happy to help.

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