District heating: functioning, requirements and costs
With most heating systems, the heat is generated in your own home. This involves the combustion of raw materials such as wood, oil or gas. Even for heating powered by solar energy, the necessary devices are located directly in and around the house. But there is one major exception: district heating, where heat is obtained from a large plant. This has some interesting benefits, but is subject to certain requirements. In Switzerland, these are still far from being met in all municipalities.