Is there a chill in your apartment?

Photo courtesy of
‘cup of ice’
courtesy of ‘erin m’

DC’s Regulatory Authority wants to remind you that if your apartment building has building-controlled heat you’ve got a right to certain basic comfort. Minimum temperatures are 65° F overnight between 11p and 6am and 68° F the rest of the day. If your building management isn’t living up to their obligations in this area and don’t respond to your requests, DCRA welcomes you to call them at (202) 442-9557.

Doesn’t look like this is going to be a big issue over the next few weeks with temps continuing to be in the upper 70s most days, but if you’re living in a place with a history of being uncooperative you might want to file the number away for later.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “Is there a chill in your apartment?

  1. These temps seem a bit high. If the pols want to save energy, allow landlords to turn down the thermostat. Growing up in Massachusetts 65 was about as high as it got (minus wood burning stove). Turning it to 60 at night and allowing it to be turned down during work/school hours is very sensible and green.