HVAC

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Heating

The space has four independently-controlled furnaces. Please be aware that a significant fraction of your membership fees are spent on heating.

  • Office area
    • Central heating (furnace located on roof? in closet? location of air filters?)
    • Thermostat located in hallway, between the kitchen door and chem lab door
      • Please keep the office area at 55 degrees when unoccupied.
      • Our customary office area temperature when occupied is 65 degrees.
      • To increase temperature, nudge the "up" arrow until happy. Stop.
      • When leaving, push the "run" button to return to the 55-degree setpoint.
  • South shop area
    • Overhead furnace near main entrance
    • Thermostat on shop side of north kitchen wall
      • This furnace is NOT TURNED ON right now. Just ignore it.
  • North shop area
    • Two overhead furnaces in the Fab Lab area
    • Each furnace has its own thermostat mounted on the nearest shop wall. (One is behind the sandblaster.)
      • The following guidlines apply to both north shop furnace thermostats.
      • Please keep the shop area at 45 degrees when unoccupied.
      • Our customary shop temperature when occupied is 60 degrees.
      • Please do not push the buttons covered with green tape.
      • If you feel that you absolutely must push the buttons covered with green tape, please refer to the next bullet point.
      • Contact Eric Merrill for information on how to become a fully-fledged member of the thermostat committee.
      • To warm the shop for a few hours, push the uncovered buttons to raise the temperature setpoint.
      • After some period of time, the thermostat will revert to 45 degrees. When this happens, the temperature setpoint can be manually raised again.
      • If you are the last person leaving the shop, please push the run button to immediately revert to 45 degrees.

Ventilation

The shop area has many types of ventilation equipment.

  • Shop roof exhaust fans (blocked off in winter)
  • Metal shop wall exhaust fans (currently do not work)
  • Shop ceiling fans
    • Controlled by dimmer switch next to front door
    • Recommend half-speed operation in wintertime when space is occupied
  • Specialized exhaust systems
    • Welding area
    • Laser cutter
    • Dust collector (under construction)

Air Conditioning

The office area is air conditioned. Please be aware that a significant fraction of your membership fees are spent on air conditioning.

  • Office Area
    • Central air conditioning (location of air filters?)
    • Thermostat somewhere in the office area
      • Our customary office area temperature when occupied is ?? degrees.
      • Please turn off the air conditioning when the office area is unoccupied.
      • How to work this thermostat?