temperature has a significant impact on the living comfort and on the
building’s energy consumption and –costs. Correct indoor temperature improves
the living comfort and the indoor air quality, reduces symptoms of sickness,
reduces the harmful emissions of building materials and reduces the feeling of
dry air during the winter season.
enjoy the room temperature of 20-22 degrees Celsius and 18-21 degrees in the
bedroom. This is also a healthy and energy-sufficient indoor temperature.
draft and cold are the most common sort of feedback concerning the indoor air
as the temperature outside falls in the autumn time. DAS buildings are heated
with district heating and the heating is adjusted automatically with
thermostats according to the temperature outdoors. This means that the heating
is not separately turned off in the beginning of the summer and turned back on
as autumn draws nearer.
called heating season starts when the average temperature outside drops below
+15 ºC …+17 ºC. The indoor temperature in DAS apartments is set between +19 ºC
…+21 ºC. In the beginning of the heating season the indoor temperature is often
considered cool even though it is in accordance of the recommended
temperatures. This is caused by the relatively high humidity of the air
outdoors this time a year. So, it takes some time before the structures of the
buildings are fully warmed and the relative humidity outdoors has decreased.
room temperature varies from the set temperature mentioned above, check the DAS
thermometer in your apartment and inform this temperature when making the Note
of Fault. If the radiator feels cool it does not mean that it wouldn’t be
working. Turn the thermostat higher. You can also vent out the excess air from
the radiators with the special key which can be collected from our office. The
key must be turned in the radiator valve only for a bit, no water must come
out. The point of the venting is to take the possible excess air out the radiator
so that water can circulate.
remember that the radiators should not be blocked, for example by a sofa or
bed, so that the air can circulate in the apartment. Also, one should not keep
a computer “breathing out” warm air close to the radiator’s thermostat because
this may disrupt the thermostat’s functioning. The thermostat’s functioning can
also be disrupted by heating the apartment up with an oven or by using an extra
radiator. Using extra radiators is therefore forbidden in DAS apartments (the
terms of tenancy agreement, point 9) so that they do not cause disturbances in
the buildings heating system.