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(973) 593-3079
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Madison Civic Center
28 Walnut Street
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

Heating Tips

 Heating Tips
For Residents of Apartments/Multiple Dwellings

 The Official Heating Season is from
October 1-May 1

All rental premises shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68 degrees fahrenheit between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm and a temperature of at least 65 degrees between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.

 Hot water should be maintained at a minimum temperature of 120 degrees fahrenheit and a maximum temperature of 160 degrees fahrenheit.

If the Landord of you apartment is not meeting these minimum heating standards please contact the Environmental Division of the Madison Health Department at 973-593-3081.

Other Tips To Reduce Energy Costs:                              

If your apartment has a thermostat you can reduce your heating bills by adjusting it. Set your thermostat 65 and 68 degrees when you're home and set it to 60 degrees before bed.

If you have storm windows make sure they are completley closed during the winter months. If you do not have storm windows, or have drafty windows contact maintance about getting storm windows or plastic window film kits installed.

Purchase door sweeps for exterior doors to stop cold air from seeping into your apartment or condo.

Layer warm clothes and/or blankets to stay warm.    

Check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested at least once a month.

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