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Need to find a lawyer or community organizer in your area? Click here to find yours! Our friends at JustFix, a partner tech non-profit in New York, have created this tool to find resources in your community.

NYC Heat laws

If you are currently without heat, please call 311 to report the problem. NYC regulations require the following:

Between October 1 and May 31 ("Heat Season")

  • Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,
  •  Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Year Round

  • Hot water must be available at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees.


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At the moment, due to high demand of our limited capacity, all our sensors are reserved for advocacy organizations we have partnered with as part of our winter 2016-17 program. We recommend that you reach out to local advocacy groups in your area for assistance. Please see below or click here to find your nearest group