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Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are an ideal solution for use in multi-occupancy dwelling such as flats and apartment blocks. Buildings such as these lend themselves well to the concept of communal heating ,(also known as District Heating) They often have a single central plant room supplying the entire building with fuel for heating and Hot water, this can be a great strategy for saving the occupant’s energy and of course money on there running costs.
The principle is that each occupier contributes financially to a share of one large heat source that runs very efficiently, rather than each property having separate smaller heat sources that could run less efficiently.
HIUs are a key component in this type of communal heating system, They fulfill the same function as a gas boiler in a property. Each home or apartment has its own HIU installed, which uses hot water piped from the network to provide an efficient heating and domestic hot water supply.This replaces the requirements for individual boilers in each property. for the occupier its just like having a boiler as normal but without the flame or the need to run a flue through your Property,this also supports the flue in void regulation.
HIUs take up very little space, the pipework is easy to install and often only a programmable room thermostat or simular is required to complete the system, HIUs also work well with wet underfloor heating (UFH) systems which are now becoming very popular.
In rented flats and apartments landlords and housing associations can benefit from HIUs as the removal of gas supplies (and gas appliances) will assist with health and safety laws, eliminating the need for individual gas safety checks in each property and also removing any worries about Carbon Monoxide emissions, thus keeping there residence in a safer environment.
Here at Hiubreakdownandrepairs our engineers are specially trained to work on a vast range of HIUs, Gas Boilers, Thermal Stores and Unvented Cylinders.