Monday, 2 February 2015

FAQ: What is a thermal meter?

New condos come with many features that many individuals have never heard of before.  One such item you will find in your Options condo is a thermal meter.  For anyone who is wondering what a thermal meter is, here is a brief explanation:

A thermal meter is installed inside each unit and measures the amount of heat added or removed from a space. A thermal calculator processes data that is collected through sensors and a flow meter. In multi-residential buildings (like Options for Homes condominiums) thermal meters are typically installed inside a fan coil or heat pump unit.

They are used for the measurement of energy used for the heating and cooling of individual units in buildings with central hydronic systems.


*diagram sourced from https://www.enercare.ca/thermal-metering-solutions

The same company that installs the hydro meter would typically install the thermal meter at the same time. 

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