Ministry proposes lowering heating temperatures if gas shortages occur

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed that buildings be heated at lower temperatures if heating plants are affected by a lack of fuel caused in the event of gas supply outages, Czech Television reported on Wednesday. The measure could also help the country fulfil European Commission targets to lower gas consumption by 15 percent in member states, the ministry states.

The proposal counts on lowering heating temperatures in centrally heated living spaces such as kitchens or eating rooms, but also offices to 18 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, school classrooms and bathrooms would be heated at a temperature of 19 degrees.