As we move towards the chillier time of year, it may even start to feel a little colder
indoors. But before you file an error report, there are some things to keep in mind.
Everyone is different. A normal temperature for one person could be too warm or too cold for someone else.
An indoor room temperature in your accommodation between 20 and 21 degrees is normal during the winter months,
although this may of course rise or fall temporarily.
- The first thing to do is measure the temperature. Take the measurement at least one metre from the
outer wall and around one-and-a-half metres above the floor. If the result is 20–21° C, the indoor temperature is normal.
Heat is regulated automatically
It can also be good to know how the heating system in SSSB’s accommodation works. We use a centrally controlled heating
system which is regulated by the outdoor temperature, among other things. This means that, during the summertime and at
certain times in the spring, autumn and winter, the system is turned off when the accommodation doesn’t need to be heated.
Just because the radiators are cold, this doesn’t mean the temperature in the apartment is too low.
Tips for our tenants
- If you’re feeling cold, put on a pair of slippers or indoor footwear.
- Make sure the air around the radiators can circulate. To ensure even heat distribution, the air around the thermostat control
must be allowed to circulate. Thick curtains, etc., may cause the thermostat to read the room temperature higher than it really is.
Placing furniture right in front of it will also reduce the heat in the apartment.
- It’s easier to sleep in a cool bedroom, so lower the temperature rather than opening the window.
- If you really want to open the window, switch off the radiators in the room so they don’t have to overcompensate for the draught
from the window.
- Quickly air the room by creating a cross-draught rather than leaving the window open for a long time. If you have a window or
balcony door ajar for a long period, the room and its interiors will cool down.
- Pulling down the blinds during the night helps to save heat. This makes your windows almost as energy-efficient as new energy-
efficient windows. Pull up your blinds during the daytime to let in heat from the sun.
- If you’re going away, turn down the radiators in order to save on heating costs. Your plants will also appreciate it! Please note: Never
switch off your radiators completely – there must be a certain level of heat to ensure water mains and the like do not freeze.
- Close the main door after you when going in and out of the stairway enclosure, especially during the cold time of year. Heat will quickly
escape from the building, and the radiators in the enclosure may freeze if the main door is left open.