One Western Avenue Heating & Air Conditioning

One Western Avenue Heating & Air Conditioning

Heating

In compliance with Massachusetts regulations, heat is available from September 15 through June 15 each year, at a minimum temperature of 68°F between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM and a minimum temperature of 64°F at all other hours.

To improve the thermal comfort level in your apartment in winter, please consider the following:

  • Open curtains and shades to direct sunlight during the day, but close them when the sun has passed to retain the heat collected.
  • Keep windows closed to avoid cold drafts.
  • Make sure that furniture and other items are not blocking heat vents, radiators, registers, etc. Arrange large furniture against outside walls to provide insulation against infiltration of cold air, unless your heat source is located there.
  • Wear layers of warm clothing in the cold weather; not t-shirts and shorts.
  • Keep small blankets handy so you can add extra layers if you will be sitting for a long time.
  • Take a break every so often and move around to warm up. 

Thermostats

Where thermostats are accessible, do not set the temperature in your apartment below 60°F during the winter months for any period while absent from the premises. If heat is turned off or set too low, pipes may freeze, potentially causing damage to the heating system and in the apartment. Please contact the Property Management Office with any heat concerns.

Heating and Air Conditioning Unit

A single unit provides both heat and air conditioning. Heat is available from September 15–June 15 and A /C is available from May 15–October 31, depending on the outside air temperature. Central air conditioning will not function when the outside temperature drops below 60°F. Please contact the Property Management Office if you have questions about the controls.

Note: For best overall efficiency, turn A/C off before leaving your home. It takes a minimal amount of time for an apartment to cool down with the newer A/C systems available.