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Heat Requirements and Procedures for Residential Rental Building

The period between October 1 and May 31 is Heat Season. During this time, the City requires building owners to provide residential tenants with heat according to the following rules: Day Between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Night Between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am, the inside temperature is required to be at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

What should you do if these requirements are not being met?

  • Make sure all windows are fully closed
  • Ensure radiators are not being blocked with furniture or other items that prevent the heat from rising
  • Air conditioning units should be pulled out of windows or sleeves
  • Contact the Super to verify the above items, document the temperature in your apartment, and make any necessary adjustments
  • Follow up with our office after the Super has inspected

Heat Requirements and Procedures Document