Several buildings on campus are only capable of being in either the heating or cooling mode at any one time. Though the district chilled water system eliminated some of the complexities of switching buildings from cooling to heating, once we make this switch, it is difficult and labor-intensive to switch back to cooling if the need arises. For this reason, we wait for consistently cool outdoor temperatures before changing over.
Buildings that must be switched from cooling to heating include the following:
- Carrington Hall
- Cheek Hall
- Craig Hall
- Plaster Stadium west grandstand
- University Bookstore
- University Hall
In the past, Facilities Management has transitioned buildings from cooling to heating mode when outdoor temperatures consistently reach highs of 54-57 degrees or less. Based on the upcoming weather forecast, we are planning to begin transitioning buildings to heating during the last week of October and possibly the first week of November. We will continue to monitor the weather and adjust the building heating transition schedule as appropriate.
This information does not apply to facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. A separate process is used to determine the timeline for transition from cooling to heating for those buildings. If you have questions regarding the transition from cooling to heating for facilities within Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services you can contact them directly via E-mail at ResidenceLifeFacilities@MissouriState.edu.
Please keep in mind that during the transition, each building may go from cooling, to just forced air ventilation, and finally to heating. Once a building is switched from cooling to heating, that information will be posted on the Administrative Services Notifications blog.
Please feel free to share this with others in your area who might benefit from this information.