central heating

a system that supplies heat to an entire building from a single source through ducts or through pipes.


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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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Example sentences
Without the consolation of central heating or sunlamps, they knew night and
The next stage is to link this exchanger to a district-heating system so that
  it can be pumped into central heating.
Older generations of bedbugs weren't resistant to pesticides and lived in
  tougher environments: houses without central heating.
When central heating was invented, it used less fuel but the standard of living
  did not go down.
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