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

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  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 10,645Member
    Indoor temperature sensors? What a concept...
    Jamie



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  • VAsparkyVAsparky Posts: 23Member
    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.
  • ethicalpaulethicalpaul Posts: 759Member
    > Steam heat is a 19th century, inefficient heating technology

    🙄
    1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG
  • VAsparkyVAsparky Posts: 23Member
    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...
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,701Member, Moderator, Administrator
    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.
  • pecmsgpecmsg Posts: 836Member

    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
  • ratioratio Posts: 2,051Member
    After all, if it's too complicated for the politician to understand, why would they expect their constituents to understand?
  • pecmsgpecmsg Posts: 836Member

    It was like trying to explain clouds to fish.

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

    https://retrofitaccelerator.cityofnewyork.us/
  • gfrbrooklinegfrbrookline Posts: 375Member
    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
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member

    It was like trying to explain clouds to fish.

    Proving once again that you can't fix stupid!
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    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?

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  • neilcneilc Posts: 680Member
    I'm still choking(chuckling) over "clouds to fish"
  • PumpguyPumpguy Posts: 379Member
    .....Don't confuse me with the facts. My mind's made up!
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,117Member
    Keep the comments coming!
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