0 Morty Asked: November 8, 2019In: EngineeringHow does central heating in apartment buildings work?0Like if there are no thermostats in the apartments, and it just comes on whenever.In: Engineering ShareFacebook 3 AnswersVoted cdb03b Added an answer on November 8, 2019 at 4:18 am I have never encountered such a set up. But it would work the same way as a house. There is a thermostat in one of the maintenance rooms that controls the heat for the full building. So while the apartments do not have control the building manager/maintenance does.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsApp AcesOverPacific Added an answer on November 8, 2019 at 3:57 am There is a central thermostat, there are sensors placed in the individual apartments to detect the temperature. In a normal setup those sensors would be housed within the thermostat. In the setup you are asking about, the remote sensors feed back to a central controller that then tells the system how to react. Most likely there are several furnaces and the heat can be adjusted per apartment. Also, it wont “just come on whenever” it still works like a normal thermostat, they set a temperature to keep the apartments at and when the temperature drops below that it tells the furnace to come on. Most likely either your gas or electricity (or both) are paid by the landlord which is why they control your heating this way, to ensure their heating bill doesn’t get out of control. If you paid for your own utility that the furnace uses, the landlord shouldn’t care how hot you keep it.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsApp waldo06 Added an answer on November 8, 2019 at 2:20 am There are thermostats (heat sensors at least) that will pick up the temperature on areas and a control box will determine which ducts need more hot air when amd push it. The apartment just controls the temp for everyone.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London )Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.