While the weather has only been chilly here and there, October is traditionally the month when it's cold enough to start thinking about turning on the heat. After speaking with some people about their respective landlords' attitudes about the heat , Gothamist would like to remind everyone that the requirements to turn on the heat are as follows:
- When the temperature drops below 55 degrees between 6AM-10PM, inside temperature should be at least 68 degrees.
- When the temperature drops below 40 degrees between 10PM-6AM, inside temperature should be at least 55 degrees.
Information from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. And if you're in an illegal sublet or your landlord is of the slumlord variety, you can look into buying space heaters or blankets at Bed Bath & Beyond. And see what Gothamist Weather says about the weather.