Changeover to Heating Season
As we move into the cooler seasons of fall and winter, we would like to take a moment to explain Facilities Management's role in transitioning from building cooling to building heating systems. The process of switching from a cooling to heating system varies by building and area of campus and can sometimes take several weeks.
The transition to heating is significantly more complicated than the change to cooling. Once the heating systems are up and running, the cooling system is shut off permanently until the following spring. Turning on heating units prematurely will cause great discomfort in buildings.
While Facilities Management typically starts this changeover by *October 15*, some buildings need to be handled differently and can experience a change in temperature both earlier and later than this projected time.
Please be aware that until the cooling to heating transition takes place, we have very limited options for bringing warm air to many of our buildings. As the outside temperatures reach below 40 degrees, we anticipate that some areas may experience uncomfortable temperatures. Please be patient with us if your building or space becomes too cold due to outside temperatures.
If you feel as though the temperatures are inexplicably too low or high, please call the Department Main Office at 625-2818 and we will direct your request to the appropriate maintenance personnel.