thermal meters

Otherwise known as BTU meters, thermal energy meters are used to measure energy from hydronic-based heating and cooling systems.

Thermal meters can be used for multi-tenant residential applications or the monitoring of central plant systems.

thermal meters from QMC

why do people buy thermal meters?

long term financial stability

Monitor efficiency of heating and cooling plant


Effectively allocate heating and cooling costs

environmental considerations

Reduce energy use

rate stabilization for customers

Inform building operators and tenants

understanding thermal metering

Thermal energy metering has been utilized in Europe for decades, but has only recently become prevalent in Canada. Measurement Canada is now in the process of regulating thermal metering for the Canadian market. QMC can expertly provide metering to meet these upcoming standards. 

Further, we are an accredited testing and verification service provider.  In order to attain better understanding thermal metering, customers require better expertise and their utilities require better transparency.

read our white paper

Download our white paper to understand current regulations and best practices for the Canadian marketplace. Our thermal white paper provides a complete overview of what you need to know about thermal energy metering today.

Download our pdf

Download our PDF on how thermal meters measure the energy used to heat or cool a room. Thermal meters perform this task by measuring the temperature of a flowing gas or liquid before and after it enters a space.

Our list of thermal meter manufacturers

GWF Messsysteme AG

QMC utilizes the GWF line of thermal (BTU) meters for residential, commercial and institutional applications. 

The meters communicate through and are powered over an M-Bus 2-wire network to help:

  • Reduce installation costs
  • Improve meter data integrity
  • Enable an unlimited product lifespan



Endress Hauser

available GWF thermal meters

Static Flow Meter, Thermal Meter from QMC, smaller version

superstatic 789

Superstatic 440

CF-51 and CF-55