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Unbearable apt. need help.

Postby John172 » Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:32 pm

I live in a rent stablized apartment in NYC and it gets very hot in the summer because I don't have air conditioning. The apartment is old and the wiring cannot handle the needs of an air conditioner. Has anyone been in a similar situation and understand what are the landlord's obligations to allow air conditioning? Thank you for your advice.
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Re: Unbearable apt. need help.

Postby eastsidah » Sat Feb 15, 2003 5:01 pm

LL has no obligation to do so.
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Re: Unbearable apt. need help.

Postby Cranky Tenant » Sat Feb 15, 2003 5:02 pm

Unfortunately a lot of older apartment buildings in New York City just can't handle modern day appliances. There are some low power consumption air conditioners that may be usable in older buildings so you really have to check your lines against various models.

Unfortunately Landlords are under no obligation to update wiring. . It's one of those situations where the tenant really needs to check these things before you rent an apartment.
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Re: Unbearable apt. need help.

Postby Lilly » Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:35 pm

you buy a small, 5000 btu Friedrich or Fedders for the bedroom and use fans for the other rooms. You also install black-out shades(the kind that roll up) in all the East, West, South facing windows to keep the sun/heat out during the day.
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