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New technology helps New York City renters deal with lack of heat

The circuitry for the Heat Seek sensor is contained in a plastic box (shown here with the Heat Seek logo on it) that is half the size of a deck of playing cards. Its thermometer is housed in a smaller, separate unit about the size of a human thumb. (Jon Kalish)
The circuitry for the Heat Seek sensor is contained in a plastic box (shown here with the Heat Seek logo on it) that is half the size of a deck of playing cards. Its thermometer is housed in a smaller, separate unit about the size of a human thumb. (Jon Kalish)

A tiny non-profit has produced a high-tech tool called Heat Seek to record apartment temperatures.

As Jon Kalish reports, the idea is to help tenants force their landlords to fix ongoing heat issues.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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