Specialists of the municipal services complex are completing measures to transfer the heating system to winter operation; 99% of residential buildings and significant social facilities are receiving heat. Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing, Communal Services and Improvement Pyotr Biryukov told reporters about this.
“This coming weekend, according to weather forecasters, sub-zero temperatures are possible at night, so it was decided to start supplying heat on Tuesday, October 3. According to the current regulations, such work takes up to five days, but in fact they were completed in three. First, we provided heat to social facilities, apartment buildings and office buildings, then we began to launch heating for trade and industrial enterprises,” noted Petr Biryukov.
The Deputy Mayor recalled that in 2023 the heating season in Moscow started much later due to the good weather that lasted throughout September. In 2022, heating in social institutions began to be turned on upon request in the first ten days of September, and in residential buildings – from September 18.
“In total, more than 74 thousand objects were prepared for the autumn-winter period, including over 34 thousand residential buildings, all work was completed before September 1. Hydraulic and temperature tests of heating networks were organized, which helped to identify unreliable areas in advance and repair them. This will ensure reliable heat supply to consumers during the season,” said Petr Biryukov.
The head of the municipal services complex emphasized that the start of the heating season is under special control, which is why a 24-hour hotline on heating issues has been opened. You can call 8 (800) 100-23-29 for more information about heat supply.