Leanheat: The Smart Heating Solution

  • Leanheat is an artificially intelligent heating system for multi-family residential buildings.
  • Leanheat’s technology can reduce energy costs by 10-20%.
  • The system is now installed in over 40,000 apartments.

The Problem With Traditional Heating Systems

Traditional heating systems don’t adequately adjust to changes in the weather or the thermodynamic properties of a building. This can lead to overheating and poor indoor climate conditions. Additionally, heating systems are not properly balanced in up to 75% of mul­ti­-fam­ily build­ings. One startup from Finland aims to use artificial intelligence to improve climate control in multi-family buildings.

Leanheat Offers a Collective Heating Solution

Founded in 2011 in Helsinki, Finland, Leanheat is an artificially intelligent heating system for multi-family residential buildings. Leanheat’s technology constantly maintains the optimal indoor climate.

Its artificial intelligence learns a building’s thermodynamic behavior, optimally controlling the HVAC system. Their fully automated and self-learning solution provides real-time optimization for individual buildings and clusters of buildings.

Leanheat’s Impact

Leanheat makes centrally heated buildings smart with artificial intelligence and IoT. Their solution could reduce energy costs by 10-20%, improve indoor climate and make building maintenance is easier. Leanheat also contributes to up to 30% savings in building maintenance costs. It can also benefit tenants, improving their health and comfort.

Fluctuations in temperatures and problems with humidity can cause discomfort and threaten residents’ health. Leanheat’s apartment sensors use humidity data to ensure sufficient ventilation and to report potential risks and malfunctions. Additionally, district heating companies could cut up to 20% of their demand during peak hours, leading to fewer CO2 emissions.

Moving Forward

Leanheat earns a profit from the investment fee for installing the system and subscription costs. Over 40,000 apartments have installed the system which is also controlling the indoor climate for schools, gas stations, fire stations, and city halls.

They are working in collaboration with industry pioneers such as Fortum and Danfoss and are looking at rapid international expansion. They hope to have their system installed to a million apartments by 2022.

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Magdalena is writing about innovations and recent investments in the startup world. Originally coming from Slovakia, Magdalena has been writing for one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in Europe and has now immersed herself into the world of startups. Her educational background in Finance and Business Informatics has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. In addition to that, she is a tech geek, passionate photographer and a lifelong dog lover.

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