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central heating

a system for heating the rooms of a building by means of radiators or air vents connected by pipes or ducts to a central source of heat
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Central heating

A system where heat is supplied to all areas of a building from a central plant through a network of ducts or pipes.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Central Heating


a heating system in which the heat is transported from a heat source located either inside or outside the building served (a boiler installation or a district heat and power plant) to the rooms of the building through pipelines or air ducts. Heated water, air, or steam may be used as the heat carrier.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

central heating

[′sen·trəl ′hēd·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The use of a single steam or hot-water heating plant to serve a group of buildings, facilities, or even a complete community through a system of distribution pipes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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