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Change in New York Law

- 2:20 pm - September 22nd, 2017


Here is some very important information for landlords and owners of multi-family dwellings in New York, such as apartment complexes: Due to a change in Local Law 86 that goes into effect on October 1, 2017, the mandatory minimum temperatures within these residences will increase for the coming heating season (October 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018) and future heating seasons.

Owners of residential buildings in New York are now required to provide tenants with heat according to these updated rules:

  • Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., the inside temperature must be at least 62ºF at all times. There is no outside temperature trigger. Previously, the outside temperature trigger was 40ºF.
  • Between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., if the outside temperature drops below 55ºF, the inside temperature must be at least 68ºF.

Equipment should be tested and tuned-up regularly by Skaggs-Walsh technicians to ensure optimal operation. Also, we can perform licensed NYC boiler inspections for residential buildings with six or more families, as well as mixed-use buildings and commercial facilities. Contact Skaggs-Walsh today to schedule your tune-up or boiler inspection, or for more information.