District heating is Finland’s most popular heating solution. More than 66% of new buildings select district heating every year. Why?
District heating serves a building’s entire lifecycle
Experts from district heating companies handle the planning, procurement and commissioning phases of a district heat installation, as well as providing continuous maintenance and repair of the heating service. The heating service is planned for the life cycle of the property and the solution offered is always based on factual information.
District heating is environmentally friendly
About 70% of Finland’s municipalities produce district heating with renewable energy sources or waste heat. Two thirds of the district heating energy sources are domestic. The use of renewable energy sources is constantly increasing and district heating companies make significant investments each year to increase carbon neutral heat production. With these investments, whole cities and urban areas can make a positive energy transformation.
District heating is safe, easy and carefree
The district heating companies are responsible for the required heat production and the district heating network is monitored and maintained 24 hours a day, every day. For the customer this means that heating is comfortable regardless of outside temperature and hot water is always available.
In Finland the security of supply for district heat is 99.98%.
District heating technology is simply smart
The property-specific equipment required for district heating is simple, reliable and fits into a small space. The need for technical equipment maintenance is minimal and does not pose an environmental risk as only water is circulated.
Property values are maintained and costs are kept in check
District heating is an environmentally friendly form of heating, so it gets a high score in the Green Building Council’s BREAAM and LEED classification and certification systems. A high rating is considered as one indicator in maintaining property values.
When extending or changing the purpose of a property, district heating can be economically and flexibly scaled. No major additional investments to an existing heating solution are needed.