Sofia Heating Utility Ready to Enter Winter ModeEnergy | October 15, 2011, Saturday // 16:56| views
Toplofikatsiya Sofia clients traditionally welcome the start of the winter season with mixed feelings as they have to dig deep into their pockets to pay for the home comfort. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency
The heating utility in Bulgaria's capital Sofia announced it is ready to start providing heat to customers as of next Monday, but would rather not because of the expected warm spell.
"Toplofikatsiya" company has received the long-term forecast of the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, showing the unusually cold temperatures for the beginning of October will be followed by a much warmer spell next week.
"We don't want to turn on the heat if the temperatures are not low enough. Otherwise customers will have to pay for something they don't need," Stoyan Tsvetanov, director of the company, commented.
"Toplofikatsiya" has reminded day care directors, school principals and the management of hospitals that they need to apply in writing with the utility if they wish to have central heating turned on in advance of the regular schedule.
For tenants and residents of apartment buildings, if they wish to have the heat on earlier, they need to also apply in writing and the application must have signatures from all households there.
This is done in order to prevent turning on the heat on individual requests without the knowledge and the agreement of other people in the same building.
"Toplofikatsiya Sofia" clients traditionally welcome the start of the winter season with mixed feelings as every year they have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for the comfort of having a warm and cozy home.
The company, which has been in the news for more than four years after it was found drained to the brink of bankruptcy, provides heating to about 400,000 households in the capital Sofia.
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