Monday, February 1, 2010

Be a Heat & Hot Water Monitor

Some apartment lines seem warmer than others, and some apartments have defective balcony doors - ensuring cold temperatures.  In addition to trying to get those doors replaced, we want to monitor every apartment line so we can ask Stellar to adjust the computer that sets our boiler temperatures.  (It is also possible that apartments higher up are colder.)


HEAT MONITORS:

TheTenants' Association now has 9 digital apartment thermometers that we can lend out for a week at a time to tenants to keep track of the temperature in their apartments for their line.

It means noting the temperature at least twice a day for a week.  (3 times a day is better, but many people work outside their homes).

THREE-TIMES-A-DAY PLAN:
  • In the morning  (preferably not close to 6 AM since that's when the legal temperature shift occurs from 55 to 68 degrees)
  • Some time between noon and 3 PM-ish 
  • Evenings before10 PM (10 PM is when the legal temperature shift occurs from 68 to 55 degrees).

TWICE-A-DAY PLAN:
  •  Mornings (preferably not close to 6 AM since that's when the legal temperature shift occurs from 55 to 68 degrees)
  •  Evenings before10 PM (10 PM is when the legal temperature shift occurs from 68 to 55 degrees).

HOT WATER MONITORS - This is for early risers only, since it must be done between 5 and 5:45 AM: Let the water run for 2 minutes and check whether it is hot.

We have volunteers for some of the lines for HEAT and for two of the lines for HOT WATER. Contact Sue to sign up!

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