Study by TNS Emnid on behalf of Deutsche Annington shows strong regional differences in the saving of heating costs and avoiding energetic misconduct Lower Saxony are spenders: 81% save on heating costs Hesse TNS Emnid avoid energetic misconduct asked for Deutsche Annington 1,000 households nationwide 66% of Germans have responded to the rising energy costs and adjusted their burning behaviour. While some strong regional differences: in Bavaria, 68% of citizens trying to save on heating costs, in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse are 70% and 71%, respectively. Front-runner is according to survey Lower Saxony with 81%. Half of the tenants in Germany (51%), as long as possible, delaying the beginning of the heating season. In Hesse and Bavaria the Federal average reflected with 50%; also in North Rhine-Westphalia, similar to many households to this measure access with 52%. Alternatively, 42 percent of German citizens reduce the temperature in the apartment, there are even 64% to reduce the energy costs in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
In the free State of Bavaria and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania lower However, only around 19% room temperature. The Deutsche Annington poll, that some savings measures contribute to energetic misconduct: over a third of the Germans were completely turning off the heating when leaving the apartment and almost 10% less air. In Bavaria, there were even 37% of respondents who completely turned off the heating. The Hesse with intelligent heating and air behavior to know seem especially good: only a quarter let the heating completely off, only 3% of Hesse, to ventilate their homes less. Rooms are not sufficiently ventilated, occur frequently to the mold and moisture damage in the apartment. Molds can however also be caused if the apartment is not sufficiently heated”, says Philipp Schmitz-waters, spokesman of the Deutsche Annington. Ulrich Ropertz, spokesman of the German tenants Association therefore recommends: to the cold season, it may happen that come to high costs to the tenant.