District heating is increasingly used in conurbations for supplying buildings with space heating and warm water. Here, the heat comes directly from the producer or a collection point, and is directly distributed to the consumer in the district heating distribution stations. When it comes to energy consumption measurement, paired temperature probes including accessories are used.
Heat and cold meters are also used for house connections (e.g. detached house or apartment building); they are connected to energy supply companies such as municipal utilities. That being said, these counters are also used in situations where users are to be divided into consumer groups. For example, between multiple residential or commercial spaces within a building.