Despite the fact that the last week of February was warm, in overall this month was the coldest in the previous years. February delighted us with beautiful, snow-filled landscapes and also with frosty days.
In Salaspils, the average outdoor air temperature in February was -5 °C, that is much colder than the last year. The average temperature in February 2020 was +2.5°C.
February is a short month, and the relatively warm and sunny week at the end of the month gave the impression that the heat bills did not have to be high. However, it should not be forgotten that the bill for the supplied heat is for entire month.
Important that when the outdoor air temperature drops by one degree, on average consumption increases by 5%. Accordingly, heat consumption in February this year increased by about 37% compared to the previous year. This year, this increase will be partially repayed by a lower tariff, which is 12.7% lower from 1 October 2020.
In buildings with automated heating units, heat consumption is automatically regulated by the outdoor air temperature. During the transition period of the season - in the spring, it will prevent overheating of the building and will provide comfort in housing.
Ltd. Salaspils Siltums advices to use heat rationally and keep up with the consumption of your house!