The centralized system of column heating has been very common for several years now and presents drawbacks with a high degree of discontent for its users.
The most common problems of this type of distribution usually are:
- Distribution of non-uniform heat in all apartments depending to the situation of each dwelling due to poor distribution of flows.
This drives right into a lack of relief in many homes, either due to excess or lack of warmness.
- Most of outdated radiators valves without any regulation capacity.
- High energy use.
- Unproductive and unfair system of distribution of heating prices by property factors.
Some users must even choose to alternative systems to heat their homes, although they get billed the same as the housing that has 26ºC.
Typical wrong measures are used to solve those situations:
- Trying to grow the flow of the installation to try to please the owners who protest about lack of temperature, which further intensifies the problem.
- Increase the temperature in the boiler to accomplish a higher flow heat.
This results in an excess of fuel consumption and worsening of the modules of the installation when exposed to higher working temperatures.
- The parameter for windows that is closest to the boiler room, which consists in basically opening the window so it can remove the excess of heat generating a great waste of energy.
- Sometimes the neighbors consider the total modification of the installation to turn them into separate installations.
A feasible solution that has double major drawbacks: the high charge and the inopportuneness caused by the works.
Central heating benefits
Opposite to what is believed, a central heating system has great advantages compared to the individual:
- The cost of putting in a single centralized system is inferior than the cost of the sum of many individual heaters.
- The alteration of the centralized system of a boiler service into an individual system includes rather luxurious works.
- In the centralized systems you could use different fuel.
- The warm air power that must be established to heat a community of owners with a single centralized boiler.
It’s a smaller amount of than the amount of the powers required for so many individual heaters: consequently, the relative energy employment is better in the individual systems.
- The central boiler system has more life duration than individual boilers.
- The thermal performance of a solitary and centralized boiler is better than that of many individual boilers.
- Maintenance and control costs by public entities are inferior in centralized systems, since the expenses are divided among all the neighbors.
- Centralized systems are more safe.