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Energy Saving Tips: Heating

October 17th, 2022 | by

The current energy crisis presents all of us with major challenges. To contribute to addressing this situation, RWTH offers support this winter, providing practical tips on how all RWTH members can make a contribution to reducing energy consumption.

  • To achieve a room temperature of 19 °C, position 2 on the thermostatic valves is sufficient. If you have any technical problems, please contact the problem reporting office.
  • Are you going to be absent for several days? Turn the thermostatic valves back to the antifreeze position (*).
    ► Lowering the room temperature by 1 °C saves about 5 to 10 percent of heating energy
  • Ventilating several times a day is better than having the windows permanently tilted. Closed windows ensure that warm heating air is not permanently escaping to the outside.
  • Remember to turn down the heat when you are ventilating the room.
    ► Proper ventilation behavior can save up to 30 percent of heating energy
  • Be careful not to obstruct radiators with furniture or other such items.
  • Keep doors closed: A simple energy-saving tip that has a big effect. This is especially true for the door to the hallway, which may lead into the drafty entrance area.

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