1 Billion Worth of Savings for 1 Degree Celsius

Gazbir Chairman Arslan, “Reducing the default thermal comfort temperature in homes by 1 degree provides further 6-7 percent efficiency, subsequently reducing the natural gas bill by 75 Turkish Liras per year. On a nation-wide scale, this figure equals one billion Turkish Liras worth of annual savings.” 

The Chairman of the Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey (GAZBIR), Yaşar Arslan, underlined that the irresponsible use of energy sources reflects several negative impacts on economy, future, and the nature. Highlighting that all countries around the globe have set targets to reduce power density and to ensure energy efficiency, Arslan pointed that Turkey’s power density had increased by approximately 7 percent over the course of last 10 years. Arslan stated that “Efforts are developing to decrease the power density of Turkey to approximately 20 percent by 2023”. 

REDUCE YOUR GAS BILLS 

Arslan noted that GAZBIR provides the necessary recommendations for efficient natural gas use and reminded that minor measures may lower both the consumptions and the bills. One of these measures, Arslan suggested, is to prefer the high efficiency combi boilers, and added; “Thermal comfort temperature in European countries is around 19-21 degrees Celsius, while in Turkey it is around 23-24 degrees Celsius. Reducing the default thermal comfort temperature in homes by 1 degree provides further 6-7 percent efficiency, subsequently reducing the natural gas bill by 75 Turkish Liras per year. On a nation-wide scale, this figure equals one billion Turkish Liras worth of annual savings.” 

20 PERCENT SAVING IS POSSIBLE 

GAZBIR Chairman Arslan maintained; “If we lower out thermostats by 3-4 degrees as in European countries, it would be possible to gain approximately 20 percent saving; thus, reducing both the domestic natural gas bills and the national exportation bill”. 

Insulation must be emphasized 

Arslan further noted that half of the housings in Turkey bear inefficient insulations, causing subsequent losses in the heat; and advised that particularly roof and wall insulation and isolation works could contribute substantial efficiency.  

SourceAkşam Gazetesi (Akşam – Turkish Newspaper)