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YONKERS, NY – JANUARY 9, 2012 – The City of Yonkers Department of Housing and Buildings today announced its annual heat complaint hotline and heating regulations for the season for all tenant-occupied residential buildings.
The City has set up a Heat Emergency telephone number, receiving calls 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for City Housing residences (apartments, two and three family housed dwellings), at 914-965-3331. The Yonkers Housing and Buildings Department also is fielding calls at 914-965-3331 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (calls received after 4:30 PM will be addressed the following business day).
Additionally, the Department mandates during the period from September 15th to May 31st, that every person, firm or corporation in the City of Yonkers is required to maintain a temperature of no less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. At all other times whenever the outside temperature falls below 55° the inside temperature is to be supplied as follows:
Between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM 68°F
Between 11:00PM and 6:00AM 65°F
Note: Hot water is to be maintained at a minimum temperature of 120°F at all times.
All heating regulations are instituted by the City of Yonkers Housing and Buildings Maintenance Code, Chapter 58-22 Heat Regulations.