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Published September 19, 2017

Keep your summer cottages cool in the winter

Finland has about half a million cottages that are empty during the winter. Despite this, many are them are heated unnecessarily, although a temperature of just three to five degrees higher than the outdoor air is enough to keep the cottage dry.

Savings: Changing from basic heating to the minimum required temperature will save you several hundred euros per year. You can use remote control technology to turn the heat on when you leave for the cottage.

Remember this: The minimum level of heating required to keep your cottage dry may not be suitable if the equipment level of your cottage is similar to your house.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Selecting the minimum required temperature for your electrically heated cottage reduces your carbon footprint by 16,5% per year. Using the minimum required temperature in all Finnish cottages would save the equivalent of 165,000 carbon footprints per year.

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