Residential building owners in New York City are legally required to provide heat and hot water to their tenants.
Hot water must be provided 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
The period between October 1 and May 31 is Heat Season. During this time, the City requires building owners to provide tenants with heat according to the following rules:
Complaints about excessive heat in a residential building can be made between June 1 and September 30.