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“common sense and DCRA are not always found in the same sentence.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

While it is cool and damp today, we are going to have a weekend with temperatures in the 80s, and we are going to have temperatures well into the mid 70s for much of the next two weeks. However, our building is turning off the air conditioning today and turning on the heat by October 15 because DC code requires apartment heat turned on by that date. It is going to be absolutely sweltering in our apartments with the hot water running through our fan coil system, even with our individual in-unit fan blowers turned off.

Our building manager was very sympathetic, but said his hands were tied and that the DCRA was not issuing any waivers. This is a tremendous waste of resources to be running a heating system when it is not needed, not to mention the fact it will make our homes extremely uncomfortable for many days in the coming month. Given this unseasonably warm weather, you would think the DCRA would show some common sense and issue a delay for the date buildings must turn the heat on. However, common sense and DCRA are not always found in the same sentence.”

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