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With warmer weather just around the corner FM has begun transitioning buildings from heating to cooling season -- a process that takes several weeks. We will be posting daily updates to FM District Heating-to-Cooling Plans at the following links:
Unlike your home, the U's conversion process is not as simple as flipping a switch on an air conditioning unit. First, we drain antifreeze from the system. Then, we clean and test both pipes and pumps. Finally, cooling towers and coils are filled with water.
The towers and coils can’t be filled too early because they can crack if night time temperatures dip below 29 degrees. If a coil breaks, it must be custom ordered and can leave an area without cooling for up to six weeks.
Despite our best efforts, some spaces may experience uncomfortable temperatures for a limited time. Our goal is to minimize this exposure. If you feel the temperature in your space is either too high or low, please contact the FM Call Center at 4-2900.