District Heating Maintenance

This Blog Post was originally published on the platform "writelier" (formerly "co-writers" and "200wordsaday"). Sadly the blogging platform was discontinued. I downloaded all my blog posts and prepared them to be republish them here.

Today I had a meeting with the former owner of the Apartment. He installed the district heating in my Apartment and looked over it in the last years.

As he was moving out and I was moving in, that "load" is now on my side, as the other three people who use the district heating in this House, aren't technically interested and don't have a plan on how to do such things.

I was a little bit nervous about the whole thing, as it sounded really complicated to me, and in the old Apartment, I didn't have anything to do with the heating system.

He arrived at four o'clock and we started with venting the radiators in my Apartment. Nothing really special, but if you didn't do it yourself new things are difficult.

After that, we went down to the basement where the large line of the district heating come into the house. He declared what the heat exchanger is and that beyond the point I don't have to do any, as that stuff is serviced by the heating provider.

After the heat exchanger, there are two pipes. One ingoing and one outgoing. He said that the pressure needs to be around 1.2 to 1.5 bar at the system.

As it was about 1.3, he showed me how the thing is filled.

As with all technical stuff, I overthought it at first. But now, I'm thankful he showed it to me and I know how it needs to be serviced.

Nothing special, just simple stuff. And yes, I'm writing this down so I don't forget it until next year. :)

Subscribe to Philipp Haidenbauer | Blog

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.