Italy limits air conditioning to 25°C
The country has set a limit on air conditioning in schools, post offices and other public buildings. The temperature cannot be lower than 25°C from May 1, 2022.
Italy is facing a major energy crisis, accentuated by the war in Ukraine. Indeed, Russia has until now supplied 43.3% of the gas imported into Italy.
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After having launched at the beginning of April: “Do you prefer peace or running air conditioning?”, Mario Draghi and his government decided to limit the air-conditioning temperature to 27 ° C, with a tolerance of -2°C (limiting the temperature to a minimum of 25°C).
An identical limitation should come into force for heating next winter, with a limitation to 19°C, with a tolerance of +2°C (thus limiting the temperature to 21°C maximum).