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Overheating In New York City Apartments Leads Tenants To Throw Money Out The Window

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,328
    Indoor temperature sensors? What a concept...
    Br. Jamie, osb
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  • VAsparky
    VAsparky Member Posts: 23
    My understanding is that the "window" method of temperature regulation is a NYC tradition, a part of the city-dweller's culture going back many decades.
    SeanBeans
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 2,748
    > Steam heat is a 19th century, inefficient heating technology

    🙄
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  • VAsparky
    VAsparky Member Posts: 23
    LOL, I was wondering when someone would catch that!

    Note that the article has a Comments section - maybe someone would like to enlighten their readers...
    ethicalpaul
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,194
    I spoke with the author of this article last year. I explained in detail what we have done at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (20 W. 44th St.). With very little expense, we lowered the ConEd steam bill by 43% in our 1890 landmarked building. I offered to show her or anyone else in City government the building. There was zero interest in that. They've made up their minds.
    Retired and loving it.
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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 1,864

    I spoke with the author of this article last year. I explained in detail what we have done at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (20 W. 44th St.). With very little expense, we lowered the ConEd steam bill by 43% in our 1890 landmarked building. I offered to show her or anyone else in City government the building. There was zero interest in that. They've made up their minds.

    That sounds like the City Officials
    adasilvakcoppSuperTech
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,726
    After all, if it's too complicated for the politician to understand, why would they expect their constituents to understand?
    kcopp
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 1,864

    It was like trying to explain clouds to fish.

    Tell them it will help getting reelected then watch there response!
    SeanBeanskcoppSailahSuperTech
  • I wonder how beneficial the advice from this group will be—NBC

    https://retrofitaccelerator.cityofnewyork.us/
  • gfrbrookline
    gfrbrookline Member Posts: 638
    Wait, we need to keep the windows open to help with global warming so we need to burn less fuel to make heat. Aren't we all supposed to do as much as we can to increase our carbon footprint.....or do I have that backwards? lol
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,319

    It was like trying to explain clouds to fish.

    Proving once again that you can't fix stupid!
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,319
    VAsparky said:

    Note that the article has a Comments section - maybe someone would like to enlighten their readers...

    Done! And you can post as a guest if you want, though you do have to pick a name. Where are the rest of you?

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
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  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 1,202
    I'm still choking(chuckling) over "clouds to fish"
  • Pumpguy
    Pumpguy Member Posts: 445
    .....Don't confuse me with the facts. My mind's made up!
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,319
    Keep the comments coming!
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