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Belleville rental apartment heat by-law

Belleville Standards for Use and Occupancy of Buildings - Section 5.7

Heating, Ventilating and Mechanical Systems



    Every dwelling and/or dwelling unit shall be provided with a heating system capable of maintaining a room temperature of 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms and not less than 15 degrees Celsius (59.0 degrees Fahrenheit) in an unfinished basement or cellar from the 15th day of September in each year to the 31st day of May of the following year. Crawl spaces need not be heated.


    The heating system required by Subsection 5.7.1 shall be maintained in good working condition so as to be capable of heating the dwelling safely to the required standard.


    Any heating appliance or device shall be located with reference to clear space requirements on all sides in accordance with the Building Code Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, and Regulations made thereunder, and shall not be placed so as to impede the free movement of persons within the room where it is located.


    A space that contains a heating unit shall have natural or mechanical means of supplying air in such quantities to provide adequate combustion.

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