In Ukraine, the heat of the house can establish from the service provider, the city budget, or the residents themselves. It depends on whether incorporated in the company’s investment program funds for the installation of meters. If neither the city nor the supplier do not set timers for free, residents will have to raise funds independently. However, the counter can be recouped in a few months. The website “Today” has found out, is it better to pay for heating with counter.
In the capital heat meter known European companies together with the installation will cost 50-70 thousand hryvnia, according to “Kievenergo”. The cost includes the meter, project documentation, installation and commissioning. In the house of 100 apartments each have to pay an average of 600 hryvnia. The metering device will be compensated for at least two months.
But if the apartment pays for the heating subsidy, the incentive to buy counter no. “We put a counter on a house for free. I fought for months trying to collect on this counter. Told that the pay will be less. And then began: in every other apartment of the issued subsidy, and so they pay for heating 200 hryvnia, why do they need this counter? And if it’s retired, she lives on the 1300 UAH herself, where she can take 600-700 hryvnia on the counter?”, – says the head of osmd in Zaporizhia Elena.
“And then began: in every other apartment of the issued subsidy, and so they pay for heating 200 hryvnia, why do they need this counter? And if it’s retired, she lives on the 1300 UAH herself, where she can take 600-700 hryvnia on the counter?”, – says the head of osmd in Zaporizhia Elena.
In Kiev in houses with meters the amount of payment for heating by an average of 30% less, says the expert of the National ecological centre Andrew Iron. If no meter, tenants have to pay not only for Gcal of heat, which actually utilizes, but also to pay losses in the networks. However, there are cases when after setting the counter for the warmth you have to pay more if, for example, a house loses a lot of heat because of the “leaky” walls, Windows, cracks.
“If the house consumes more of the norm and loses heat, you need to think about the condition of the house, utilities, analyze the situation and plan energy efficiency measures. Many activities can be carried out without any significant investment and can give savings of up to 20%”, – says the Manager of DTEK ESKO Sergei Svistun.
The Ministry of regional construction and housing has calculated that the national average in homes without meters for heating paid by 34.8%. During the heating season (October to April) one apartment building only through the metering device can save 400 thousand hryvnia, said Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubko.
For example, in Kharkiv for heating an apartment of 50 square meters at the rate will have to pay 1590 UAH, and with the counter – about 1037 UAH. The installation of a house meter in this apartment will allow you to save 3873 hryvnia per heating season.