Changeover to air conditioning will start as weather gets warmer

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  • By Sam Hagins
  • 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron
Sheppard is preparing for the transition from heating season to air conditioning season in base facilities. We want to work the transition as closely as possible with facility managers.

Air conditioning will be provided when a facility manager calls the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Shop at 676-4277 to request changeover. Due to extreme temperature fluctuations in North Texas this time of year, we ask that personnel be patient during transition and dress accordingly.

Transition can take up to two days in older facilities that share heating and cooling piping. Therefore, we do not want to reverse back to heating in these facilities once the transition is completed. However, if there is an abrupt change in weather conditions, we will strive to maintain your facilities at a comfortable temperature.

Regardless of requests, base-wide transition to air conditioning will start automatically if the base weather station forecasts daily high temperatures of 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above for five consecutive days.

Temperature settings are a cornerstone of Sheppard's energy conservation program. Air Education and Training Command policy is that room temperatures in base facilities shall be 76-78 degrees Fahrenheit during the cooling season. Our 74 degree Fahrenheit exceptions are as follows:

· Child Development Center
· Patient areas of the clinic
· Chapels, during services
· Radar Approach Control, Bldg. 2558
· Pilot training bldgs: 2320, 2322, 2326, 2330
· Service facilities, including the base theater, clubs, bowling centers, community and youth centers, library and dining halls.

Our goal is to make your environment as comfortable as possible during this transition. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sam Hagins, base energy manager, at 676-5689.