The design of certain heating systems (i.e. central systems), makes installing individual meters or submeters either cost prohibitive or otherwise unpractical. This is where we use either automated thermostats and/or run-time controllers.
By measuring the amount of time a unit runs (and is delivering heat), and measuring any applicable temperatures, we are able to collect data on individual units to determine usage. By using the manufacturer’s specs on the heating unit, and the time or time and temperature data, we are able to determine the individual unit’s gas usage.
There two types of systems that typically used. The first type of system measures timing and is used primarily for Forced Hot Air Furnaces, Domestic Hot Water Heaters and Fireplaces. The second type of system measures both time and temperature and is used primarily for Baseboard Radiation and Fan Coil systems. Following are a few of the products we carry: