NYCHA is modernizing heating controls in many buildings. If you live in one of these buildings, you should no longer need to open your windows to let out excess heat. Here are some tips to make sure you stay comfortable, and what to do if you need more heat.
Expect indoor temperatures of 72 to 74 degrees
If you live in a building where NYCHA has modernized heating controls, you may notice that your apartment which used to be very hot (75 degrees or warmer) is now at a more comfortable 72 to 74 degrees during the day and 69 to 71 degrees at night.
Keep your windows closed
If your windows are not closed all the way, you will feel a cold draft even if the heating system is working as it should. Please keep your windows closed.
The window itself will feel cold to the touch even if the window is closed, so be sure that you don’t have air coming in at the top, bottom, or between the sashes. If you feel air, contact NYCHA.
Also remember to:
Notify NYCHA through the MyNYCHA app or by calling the Customer Contact Center (718-707-7771) when:
NYCHA adopted the NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda in 2016 to provide healthy, comfortable homes for our residents that will withstand the challenge of climate change. Click on these links for tips to save electricity or to view a map of energy and sustainability projects at NYCHA.