I moved into a very old (probably about 80 years) apartment building with steam radiators in the northeast over the summer. Now that it's finally cold outside, it's broiling in the apartment. Initially one of the 2 radiators didn't work at all, so I didn't notice how hot it could get in here.
Now that it's fixed, my apartment is about 80 degrees. . . with both radiators turned OFF. . . and the windows open.
The heat seems to be coming through the pipes. . . and not just where the radiators are (bedroom and living room) but additional pipes in the kitchen and bathroom.
Also, the heat NEVER seems to go off at night. I can always hear it through the pipes.
Other friends of mine who live in buildings like this simply turned off their radiators and their bedrooms got cooler. Am I doing something wrong? Is management doing something wrong? It just doesn't seem right for the apartment to be this freaking hot, especially with the radiator valves turned off.
Suggestions + advice helpful. Thank you.