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Old 04-08-2019, 07:54 PM
 
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Have all the windows wide open, radiators closed and yet this place is like an oven. Lo and behold the heat is actually *on* after being off part of day.


Sent text to super, will see what is up with this fresh heck.


Coming home earlier noticed every single building on block had buildings with windows wide open. Stores and my bank had doors open because it was to GD hot inside, and yes the heat was on.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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100 year old buildings and climate change.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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100 year old buildings and climate change.
Ours is only about forty!


Think a large part of it is changes to heating laws pushed through by city council.


OTOH yes, global warming may be playing a hand as well.


This past winter was rather warm, that coupled with having to keep boiler firing on full to cope with the few elderly or whatever who are always cold regardless, creates a rather hot basement.


To wit friend from neighborhood has been dealing with those huge water but roaches *all* winter.


They live on ground floor and the "mouse sized" bugs have invaded the apartment, mostly in the bathroom area and kitchen. Things are so bad they've killed on average five or six per week! Going to the bathroom first thing in AM or overnight, turning on lights and seeing something the size of a small rodent scurrying cannot be fun.


That and just when they think the coast is clear and take a shower; he reaches for loofah or washcloth only to find a roach crawling off it.


He's spend a fortune on bug spray, boric acid, etc... Calls to super or building basically get "it is what it is; weather is warm and moist so they are coming up from basement...".
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Ours is only about forty!


Think a large part of it is changes to heating laws pushed through by city council.


OTOH yes, global warming may be playing a hand as well.


This past winter was rather warm, that coupled with having to keep boiler firing on full to cope with the few elderly or whatever who are always cold regardless, creates a rather hot basement.


To wit friend from neighborhood has been dealing with those huge water but roaches *all* winter.


They live on ground floor and the "mouse sized" bugs have invaded the apartment, mostly in the bathroom area and kitchen. Things are so bad they've killed on average five or six per week! Going to the bathroom first thing in AM or overnight, turning on lights and seeing something the size of a small rodent scurrying cannot be fun.


That and just when they think the coast is clear and take a shower; he reaches for loofah or washcloth only to find a roach crawling off it.


He's spend a fortune on bug spray, boric acid, etc... Calls to super or building basically get "it is what it is; weather is warm and moist so they are coming up from basement...".
In Manhattan??

No, can't be......
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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Well my phone said tomorrow it will be 21 degrees colder Tuesday than Monday. Said low of 46 tomorrow.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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The boiler control system should have an outside temperature sensor for just this purpose.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:30 AM
 
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You must be in Manhattan because Queens is cold.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:38 AM
 
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There was no heat last night in my apt. But this morning the heat has gone back on.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:04 AM
 
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The bigger the building, the longer it takes for a boiler to get up to temperature needed to heat. They are still legally required to meet heating demand until May 31. With the fluctuations in temperatures around this time of year it can go from comfortable to cold very quickly.

It is cheaper to just keep the heat on than doing major upgrades to create a system that can react more quickly with temperature fluctuations. This is why newer buildings love PTACs (below window heater/AC). The LL is only responsible to maintain them and the bill for use and control is on the tenant.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:20 AM
 
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There has been only a handful of days in which i would have considered turning on the radiator. I turned the valve off and i still get heat. It's crazy! I don't want heat..

I placed a big blanket on the radiator all winter long so my room is not an oven.
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