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(A) Generally. Every dwelling shall have facilities for providing heat in accordance with either divisions (A)(1) or (A)(2) below. Such facilities shall be maintained in a state of good repair and good working order.
(1) Central and electrical heating systems. Every central or electric heating system shall be of sufficient capacity so as to heat all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments in every dwelling to which it is connected with a minimum temperature of 68°F measured at a point three feet above the floor during average winter conditions.
(2) Other heating facilities. Where a central or electric heating system is not provided, each dwelling shall be provided with sufficient electrical receptacles, fireplaces, chimneys, flues or gas vents whereby heating appliances may be connected so as to heat all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments with a minimum temperature of 68°F measured three feet above the floor during average winter conditions.
(B) Kerosene heaters. Portable kerosene heaters are not acceptable as a permanent source of heat as required by division (A)(1) above, but may be used as a supplementary source in single-family dwellings. An owner who has complied with division (A)(1) above shall not be held in violation of this section where an occupant of a dwelling unit uses a kerosene heater as a primary source of heat.
(Ord. 05-6, passed 4-12-2005) Penalty, see § 10.99