A Heat Interface Unit (HIU) from HeatLink delivers domestic hot water and heating to individual homes within a space such as an apartment block or a social housing scheme.
As opposed to a traditional method of heating your home through an individual heating system like a combi boiler, for example, a Heat Interface Unit provides instant heating and hot water to an entire building, or group of buildings, through a centralised district heating system. This allows all the occupants within the property to receive temperature control which is not only on-demand but environmentally friendly too due to the use of renewable energy sources to power the heat source.
A standard heating unit can cause problems concerning metering and billing as well as difficulties with temperature regulation, but a Heat Interface Unit from HeatLink is supplied with an expert knowledge of meter reading, bills creation and collection of payments from tenants. This is ideal for a residential property as it allows us or the landlord access to meter data, which comes in very handy when it comes to a change of occupant reading. As part of our commissioning process, we also include the security sealing of the HIU controls to prevent any tampering with the Heat Interface Unit.
Because each property is no longer in need of an individual heating and hot water supply, the building designers and engineers have greater room for manoeuvre when drawing up plans for a new development. In turn, this then leads to substantial savings during the eventual construction of the properties.
It is also a simpler process to install a Heat Interface Unit as opposed to a standardised unit and there is no need for a gas connection, which means less maintenance is required which equates to a decrease in disruption for building occupants further down the line. Because no gas connection is needed, there is also no requirement for a Gas Safety Check within the residential property, offering further savings for the building owner or landlord. This is of benefit to the occupier too as they do not have to worry about combustion or a potential gas leak.