This diagram below represents the ideal district heating system
District Heating Systems
The diagram shows what we at SW Energy, would consider to be the ideal district heating system. Many current district heating systems from other providers do not always follow this model and when looking at existing district heating systems, prior to the involvement of SW Energy, we have identified many problems.
On some district heating systems we have found the meters not installed correctly or set up properly, leading to residential or commercial users being incorrectly metered or not metered at all. In most of these cases the developer ended up subsidising the energy bills. SW Energy District Heating Systems work with the construction team to identify potential problems and manage any rectification work required, ensuring a meter reporting system that is robust and error free.
District Heating System Planning
If you are planning a new scheme, SW Energy District Heating Systems will work with the construction teams to make sure the system design is manageable whilst ensuring the commissioning and handover of the meter system is set up correctly, this ensures that billing can begin from when the first tenant takes up residence.
Some of our new clients used to recover heat, chilling and water as part of a standard service charge based on square footage and not on actual energy usage. As often happens developers property stock can take 3 to 4 years to become fully let, meaning the client was always subsidising the current occupiers energy usage. Following the intervention of SW Energy District Heating Systems, the client now only pays for the utilities they use, which on vacant apartments should be minimal. SW Energy District Heating Systems were also able to draw to the clients attention to utilities which had been left on in vacant flats. This is just a couple of examples that show the typical savings that could be made by commissioning the energy management company SW Energy to manage your district heating system. Contact us today for a free no obligation proposal.