Why District Heating?


District heating has many economic, environmental and social benefits, such as carbon reduction, reduced maintenance costs, increased comfort and reduced fuel poverty. 

Public bodies, building developers, building managers and customers can all benefit from the development of a district heating network in their area.

Benefits for Customers and Clients

The benefits of district heating for consumers include lower maintenance and energy bills, as well as improved indoor comfort and hot water on-demand 24 hours a day. District heating can also improve the energy ratings of buildings connected to it, potentially also increasing their value.

There are also health and safety benefits, as the absence of boilers and fuel storage reduces risks of fire, explosion and carbon monoxide buildup. As district heating networks are mostly fuelled by renewable and local energy, this also leads to improved air quality. It is also much quieter than traditional heating systems.

District heating also has wider societal and environmental benefits for consumers, such as the creation of green jobs and reduction of fuel poverty in Ireland. Its environmental benefits include reduced carbon emissions, therefore contributing to our national climate and emission reduction targets, and reduced dependency on fossil fuels and international markets.

Why District Heating?

Connecting to a district heating network like Heat Works offers many benefits, such as:

  • Lower emissions and greater use of renewable energy
  • Hot water on demand 24/7 – very reliable system, no more worrying about leaving the immersion on!
  • No boiler in your home – more space, less maintenance
  • Improved air quality
  • Better Building Energy Ratings
  • Flexible system – future-proofed to provide heat from multiple renewable sources
  • Cost – the heat price will be competitive with alternative heating technologies, in order to ensure value for customers. Heat Works will be fully transparent with customers when it comes to heat prices and will publish these prices on this website.
  • Support for the local circular economy – investing in a low-carbon future for Ireland’s heating sector reduces our reliance on imported fossil fuels.