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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
A system where heat is supplied to all areas of a building from a central plant through a network of ducts or pipes.
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.
central heating[′sen·trəl ′hēd·iŋ]
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.