HEATING: s.sdcpm.com/heat

1: For gas powered heating SDCPM will schedule  FREE SDGE APPLIANCE INSPECTION for vacant units and recommend occupied tenants to have this done at             least annually The inspection includes checking the water heater earthquake straps and as well as any other gas-related safety issues.

2: (a) Every dwelling unit and guest room used or offered for rent or lease shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a minimum room  temperature of 70 degrees F at a point three feet above the floor in all habitable rooms, and when the heating facilities are not under the control of the tenant or occupant of  the building owner and/or manager, shall be required to provide that heat at a minimum temperature of 70 degrees F, 24 hours a day. These facilities shall be installed and maintained in a safe condition and in accordance with Chapter 37 of the Uniform Building Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, and other applicable laws. No unvented fuel burning heaters shall be permitted. All heating devices or appliances shall be of the approved type.

     (b) The provisions of Subsection (a) are subject to the exemption for existing buildings provided in Section 103, of the Uniform Housing Code.

     (c) Those buildings and structures which are exempt from the requirements of Section 103 shall be provided with heat at a temperature as close to 70 degrees F as the existing heating facilities are capable of providing at a point three feet above the floor in all habitable rooms when the heating facilities are not under the control of the tenant.
         SOURCE: California Housing Law 25 CCR34 

3: Portable space heaters cannot be used as the sole means of heat as per  17920.3 of the California Health & Safety       Code

4: For units with only electric, baseboard heaters can be installed or ductless heat pump system 

Vendor recommendations

Furnace should be checked at least once a year before the cooler weather really sets in.  We suggest routine tune ups in the months of Sept-Nov in San Diego county for all heating equipment.  We also suggest routine tune ups and filter changes for all AC equipment in the months of Mar-May annually.