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*Heating and Cooling Changeover
Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
The Department of Facilities has begun the changeover process of switching from heating mode to cooling mode. The changeover process is approximately 7-10 days. We anticipate the facilities that are outfitted with central air conditioning to be fully functioning by the week of May 1. Please note: there are multiple systems and some facilities will receive air conditioning prior to others.
Weather in the fall and spring can significantly fluctuate from hot to cold and cold to hot within a matter of days. The physical plant that supplies HVAC to campus operates on a single pipe campus system that cannot be switched on and off from air conditioning to heat or heat to air conditioning without significant adjustments. The physical plant staff carefully monitors temperatures and makes a recommendation when to convert to heat or air conditioning. The following general guidelines have been established:
• Fall – Turning on Heat: In cooling mode, we track five consecutive days/nights with the recorded low temperature of 50 degrees or lower. We also consider daytime temperatures to some extent.
• Spring – Turning on Air Conditioning: In heating mode, we track five consecutive days/nights with the recorded low temperature of 50 degrees or higher. We also consider daytime temperatures to some extent.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Facilities
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