Condo Heating Season Starts Too Late!

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C.P. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

When are they supposed to turn on the heat each year? This past October was very chilly in my condo. People are complaining about not having any heat. When does the heat have to be turned on?

Mister Condo replies:

C.P., unless specifically outlined in your condominium documents, the time of year the heat is turned on is likely determined by the Board or the management company. You should let the Board know how chilly it was this past October and that you would like the heat turned on earlier. If enough of your fellow unit owners feel the same way, the Board should grant the request. If the Board isn’t responsive to the needs of the majority of the community, it is time for a new Board. Keep warm!

2 thoughts on “Condo Heating Season Starts Too Late!

  1. There is a regulation contained within housing laws. I believe it states that heating systems must be turned on by November 1st OR following three consecutive days of temperatures under 50 degrees. Whichever of the two come first. Same applies for turning the system off in the spring. If you call your local health department, they should be able to provide you with more accurate information.

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