17.09.2021, Berlin: Die High-Deck-Siedlung liegt im Berliner Ortsteil Neukölln. Drei landeseigene Gesellschaften kaufen den Konzernen Vonovia und Deutsche Wohnen Wohnungen und Gewerbeeinheiten ab. Foto: Annette Riedl/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Germany’s largest real estate group Vonovia wants to lower the heating temperature of the gas central heating at night to reduce gas consumption. The company announced on Thursday that the power would be reduced to a room temperature of 17 degrees between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. During the day it will be heated as usual. The hot water supply is also not affected by this step. There are no restrictions when showering or bathing. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported on it.

According to the company, the heating temperature should be changed as part of the routine maintenance of the heating systems before the start of the heating season. In a tenant notice, Vonovia emphasized that with this step, as a responsible landlord, the company wanted to help save gas and limit heating costs. The night reduction would save up to eight percent of the heating effort.