What is Heat Season?
Heat Season officially runs from October 1st through May 31st every year, but that doesn’t automatically mean the heat starts blasting that same day. Heat provided in the building as well as in your individual apartment depend on a few factors. Landlords, in private housing as well as in the public housing developments of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), are required to provide heat during the following times and under the following conditions:
From 6 AM - 10 PM: if the outside temperature falls below 55°F, then the inside temperature must be at least 68°F everywhere in your apartment and in your building
From 10 PM - 6 AM: regardless of the outside temperature, then the inside temperature must be at least 62°F everywhere in your apartment and building