Fine for radiators that are too high, what risks those who do not respect the temperatures

In 2022, the energy crisis triggered by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict led to extraordinary measures to reduce consumption and control prices.
For the 2023-2024 thermal season, however, the rules return to normal, with restrictions on ordinary consumption, applied taking into account the division of the territory into climate zones.
For the moment, the government has not announced any extraordinary measures so we must refer to the ordinary legislation.
However, the possibility of subsequent interventions is not excluded, therefore it is essential to stay updated.
It is also underlined that territorial bodies can still issue specific ordinances for the Municipality or Province to which they refer.
For example, in the Municipality of Milan the union ordinance n.
65 of 5 October 2023.
The Municipality of Turin has also provided for a specific ordinance linked to the use of heating during this thermal season, as have the Municipalities of Prato and Rome.
We therefore invite you to keep the website of your local municipality under control, so as to avoid errors.
Let's see below the general rules, what the rules are and what risks those who do not respect the temperatures by keeping the radiators too high.
Thermal season 2023-2024, rules and sanctions Heating, temperatures allowed for radiators 2023-2024 Italian climate zones Switch-on periods, maximum time of use and maximum temperatures What risks those who do not respect the temperatures and those who carry out the checks Exceptions: those must not respect the limits on heating Heating, the temperatures allowed for radiators 2023-2024 The rules regarding the heating temperature limits are divided into the climate zones identified by the presidential decree 412/1993.
The locations are divided taking into account the degree day, a coefficient that measures the average temperature difference between internal and external environments.
The Italian climatic zones Naturally, the presence of a higher coefficient represents places with low temperatures, with the consequent possibility of keeping the heating on at higher temperatures.
The reference climate zones are the following: Zone A, which includes municipalities with degree days lower than 600; zone B, with municipalities with degree days between 601 and 900; zone C, with municipalities with degree days between 901 and 1,400; zone D, with municipalities with degree days between 1,401 and 2,100; zone E, which includes municipalities with degree days between 2,101 and 3,000; zone F (the coldest), with municipalities with degree days of 3,001.
To understand what the reference climate zone is for your municipality, you must therefore know the coefficient in degree days; in this regard, the practical consultation table provided by Enea is attached.
By knowing your climate zone it is therefore possible to know what the limits are related to the use of radiators and heating in general.
Switch-on periods, maximum use time and maximum temperatures Climate zone Heating use period Maximum daily hours Zone A 1 December – 15 March 6 hours Zone B 1 December – 31 March 8 hours Zone C 15 November – 31 March 10 hours Zone D 1 November – 15 April 12 hours Zone E 15 October – 15 April 14 hours Zone F no limit no limit As for temperatures, you should know that the maximum expected temperature is 20 °C (with a tolerance of 2 °C) for homes, public and private offices.
The threshold drops to a maximum of 18 °C, maintaining a 2 °C tolerance, for industrial, artisanal and similar activities.
read also Radiators always on or only when it is cold, the best solution for consuming less What is the risk of those who do not respect the temperatures and those who carry out checks According to the provisions of the Consolidated Building Act, those who do not respect the limits on the use of heating risk a fine from 516 to 2,582 euros.
Any sanctions related to the maintenance of the systems may also be added to this fine, obviously in the event of non-compliance.
The checks are carried out by the local police on a random basis or on any reports received.
The condominium administrators are required to verify compliance with the regulations, but in any case the responsibility in case of violation falls on the individuals.
For this reason, it is essential to verify compliance with the limitations even in the case of central heating.
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