- Because of the humidity, the indoor air might feel cold in autumn, even if it is within the recommended temperatures (20-22°C). However, the situation will improve as heating increases and indoor humidity decreases.
- Some apartments have make-up air valves that residents should adjust for winter to reduce draught. You should also check the seals on windows and balcony door.
- Check that the thermostats on the radiators are turned open. When the temperature outside is still above zero, radiators don’t get very hot and they might feel cold to touch. As the weather cools down, the top of the radiator should warm up. The bottom of the radiator is always cooler because the water inside the radiator cools as it releases heat into the room air.
- Large pieces of furniture in front of the radiator prevent heat from spreading into the apartment. Similarly, the environment around the radiator’s thermostat should be clear for it to work as intended.
Current tip! An indoor temperature of 18°C is still safe for the structure of the building and in most cases healthy for the residents too. The most important factor considering the indoor temperature is your well-being.
If your apartment remains too cold (under 20 degrees and you don't prefer it colder) after following these steps, please send a fault report via the My Lumo service and one of our experts will analyse the problem.
See what you can do about it.