According to the London rental apartment heat bylaw, building temperatures should be at least 20 Celsius from September 15th to June 15th.
If you are concerned about the temperature inside your home, check for two important things:
- Are any of the windows open? Check to make sure both the inside and outside panes are closed.
- Can you adjust your thermostat to a warmer setting? Try moving the thermostat to a warmer setting and wait 30 minutes to see if the room gets warmer as a result.
If the temperature inside your unit is still a problem, please call us at 519-434-276, dial 1, and then 1 again for help.
LMCH units do not come with air conditioners. If you wish to install an air conditioner in one of your apartment windows, follow the instructions below. Any damage to your apartment (inside or out) will be charged to you when you move out, or when the damage is discovered.
Tip for keeping units cool in the summer heat:
- Take cool showers or baths, or mist yourself with cool water.
- Drink lots of cold fluids, especially water, even if you don't feel thirsty.
- Close your blinds and curtains to block out the sun during the day.
- Use portable fans to cool down spaces. A portable fan will help make your room cooler. Be mindful of the placement of the fan. If you have multiple fans, set them up so that they intersect (air hitting you from multiple directions).
- If you have air conditioning, at night, when the air is cooler, turn off your AC unit and open your windows. This will let the hot air escape and move cooler air in. Please use your air conditioner considerately. Overuse can cause a power outage in your building.
- Whether you realize it, air is moving and flowing through your apartment. When fans are on, the air is moving through every open room of your home. You can create a natural flow of this cooler air specifically to the rooms you're using. Close the doors of any rooms not in use, but keep doors open to places like your bedroom and bathroom. This ensures that the cool air flows to where you need it the most.
Avoid using your oven to cook meals, as this can make the home hotter
- On hot days, the last thing you want is more heat in your home. Using ovens and stoves to cook meals raises the temperature in your home.
- If possible, do most of your cooking at night when the air is cooler.
- Note: Barbecues of any type are not to be used on balconies.
Air Conditioner Installation
- Air conditioner must be installed by a qualified installer in a professional manner.
- The existing window or frame may not be modified in any way to accommodate the air conditioning unit.
- If the qualified installer removes any window sash to make room for your air conditioning unit, you must safely store it, and you must return the window to a fully operating condition when the air conditioning unit is removed.
- Your existing electrical circuit might not be powerful enough to run your air conditioner. LMCH is not responsible for adding, modifying, or supplying an adequate power supply to your unit. You may pay a certified electrician to install the appropriate receptacle on the wall close to the air conditioning unit at your own expense, if you choose. You may also be able to use a special extension cord recommended by the manufacturer of your unit. The cord may not lay on the floor.
- Air conditioner must be in good repair.
- The air conditioner must not be attached to the building, but you must make sure that it is supported well enough to be safe and secure, and not create a safety risk.
- Air conditioner noise must not bother other tenants.
- All air conditioners produce condensate. You must not allow the condensate (water) generated by the air conditioner to fall onto any part of the building. The unit must drain properly and not damage LMCH property. If you live in a high-rise, you will need to put a bucket under your air conditioner to catch water. You must empty the bucket often. If you live in a townhouse or house, your air conditioner must drain away from the wall.
- You are responsible for all the costs related to the installation and/or removal of the air conditioning unit, as well as any repairs to the building as a result of this work. You are also responsible for the costs of any damage to LMCH property. You must remove the air conditioner when you move out.