Can the Government force you to put the air conditioning at 27 degrees?

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Yesterday, the first measures of the Government’s Energy Savings Plan, which has already been approved by the Council of Ministers. These measures will come into force from the day following their publication in the Royal Decree and will last until November 2023. Companies will have a margin of one week to adapt to them, but, what about private homes? Can they also force us to adopt certain measures?

Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Transition, has warned that these first measures will not be the only ones and that more will soon be announced to contribute to this necessary energy saving. But for the moment it seems that you will be able to continue with the maxim of “your house, your laws”.

No, you won’t have to set the air conditioner to 27 degrees

But maybe you want to do it after knowing the energy savings (and, therefore, economic) that it can bring you. As stated yesterday in the Council of Ministers, each degree that is increased in the air conditioning helps to save a 7% energy. This, in economic terms, also translates into significant help for families.

Although companies will be required to have the air conditioning at least 27 degrees and the heating at a maximum of 19 degrees, indoors, in your home, you can continue to put your air conditioning as you like.

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Turning off shop windows and checking boilers

In addition, this package of first measures has also included the obligation to turn off shop windows after 10 p.m. and to have more frequent revisions of the boilers to detect malfunctions. In addition, they must be implemented automatic door closing system to prevent the doors from being left open and wasting the air conditioning inside, and telecommuting is recommended.

These measures affect the buildings of the Public Administrations, commercial establishments, cultural spaces or places destined for the transport of people.

Via | The newspaper