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HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Aug 6, 2022 9:05 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Aug 6, 2022 9:35 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by RentsDue [MA]) Aug 6, 2022 9:50 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Aug 6, 2022 9:59 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Aug 6, 2022 10:17 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Aug 6, 2022 10:20 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by dave [CA]) Aug 6, 2022 11:38 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Sisco [MO]) Aug 6, 2022 11:41 AM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 6, 2022 1:18 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Aug 6, 2022 3:44 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 6, 2022 3:49 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Sisco [MO]) Aug 6, 2022 4:17 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Phil [OR]) Aug 7, 2022 1:14 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Aug 7, 2022 1:24 PM
       HVAC Usage Clause (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Aug 7, 2022 9:09 PM


HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 9:05 AM
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This is a weird one. I have a tenant who refuses to use the HVAC and circulate the air causing mold. I finally got rid of them. My question is does anyone have a lease clause that address the required used of HVAC. My property are relatively new and were built with the expectation of air exchange. Any thoughts are welcome.

--73.197.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 9:35 AM
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Pretty vague. Do you have a temp or humidity level that triggers the "must run" clauses? Even here in the humid south, I don't think we could require someone run the HVAC unless we were paying for it. --50.82.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 9:50 AM
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I would think it would be enforceable as long as it was in the lease. The problem would be proving it. Not much different that requiring the heat be left at or above a minimum degree in the winter to avoid pipe freezing. --68.191.xx.xx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 9:59 AM
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Rents/Due and WMH

Thank you for your thoughts you bring up excellent points --73.197.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 10:17 AM
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RentsDue, that is true except that a frozen pipe is pretty unmistakable, as is a broken pipe. Even running an AC my house is humid - mold & mildew form on things anyway. I don't know how you'd PROVE actual damage from not running an AC. --50.82.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 10:20 AM
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WMH - Just sold my house in New Orleans after 25 years, your comments are oh so accurate ! --73.197.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by dave [CA]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 11:38 AM
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1. notice in lease clause re mold mildew etc.

2. notice re tenant has inspected premises prior to signing and accepts as free of mold, mildew,etc as per intended purposes of possession

3. tenant shall maintain premises free of mold and mildew as caused by poor circulation, humidity, etc. --172.250.x.xx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 11:41 AM
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In the first place, this situation is rare if the lessee resides in the house most every day. If their job requires they be away for weeks at a time, then you will have a problem with tenants unwillingness to cool an empty house.

I would write a provision in my lease and explain the why behind the what. My lease states that they are leasing the house for the purposes of residential residence. My lease also states tenant is responsible for keeping utilities on.

It isnít much of a stretch from that point to require HVAC operation as a term of tenancy. --149.76.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 1:18 PM
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In the HOT San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, air circulation is important. So instead of demanding my tenants run the A/C, I've installed a Whole House Fan. This takes air into each room with the windows cracked open (around 4 inches) and then pushes the air into the attic. Then expels the attic air through the attic vents. This cools the attic down from 140 degrees to the temperature of the outside air, around 100 degrees. And keeps the interior of the house under 90 degrees.

Then at night the whole house fan really cools things down where you don't need central air. --47.156.xx.xx




HVAC Usage Clause (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 3:44 PM
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Sisco, but then you get into: "Run it for how long? At what temp?" It's not like heat: keep it above freezing to protect the pipes is an easy directive and not horrendously expensive even in the frozen north. Set it for 55 or as low as it will go and done.

AC is a very subjective matter. If you are going for humidity prevention, you've got to run it long enough to work. How long is that? At what temp? --50.82.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 3:49 PM
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Sounds like the building is really air tight where there is a air exchanger connected up to the furnace. In the bathrooms can reduce humidity build up by installing low flow shower heads then installing a humidity switch that will switch automatically when the humidity goes up then turns off. If installed a Wifi thermostat could remotely turn on HVAC system where could recirculate air then have a dehumidifers in the basement. Everything has to automated as the stupidity of some tenants. Air tight buildings are becoming more common as a air tight building is more energy efficient. Most of the humidity is generated in bathrooms as long as tenant is not drying clothes inside the house. --68.69.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Aug 6, 2022 4:17 PM
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W, it is largely a screening issue. The tenant level of cooperation tells the tale. Best to not approve the people who wonít be home for weeks at a time. --149.76.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 1:14 PM
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7. Tenant acknowledges that it is necessary for tenant to provide appropriate climate control, keep the unit clean, and take other measures to retard and prevent mold and mildew from accumulating in the unit. Tenant agrees to clean and dust the unit on a regular basis and to remove visible moisture accumulation on windows, walls and other surfaces as soon as reasonably possible. Tenant agrees not to block or cover any of the heating, ventilation, or air conditioning ducts in the unit. Tenant agrees to immediately report to the landlord: a) any evidence of a water leak or excessive moisture in the unit, as well as in any storage room, garage or other common area: b) any evidence of mold or mildew-like growth that cannot be removed by simply applying a common household cleaner and wiping the area: c) any failure or malfunction in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems or laundry systems in the unit; and d) any inoperable doors or windows. Tenant further agrees that tenant shall be responsible for damage to the premises and tenant property as well as injury to tenant or occupants resulting from tenant failure to comply with the terms of this paragraph. --76.138.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Eric [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 1:24 PM
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Phil {OR) - This is exactly what I was trying to get to and perfect for my situation - thanks! --73.197.xxx.xxx




HVAC Usage Clause (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 9:09 PM
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Are you telling the resident to put your HVAC system on fan all the time instead of auto?

I would think that would cause undo wear and tear on the squirrel cage motor --24.101.xxx.xxx





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