Continuing Problems With HVAC

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Despite the schools efforts, overcooling, overheating, and high humidity continue to be problems in the Staples building

Despite the schools efforts, overcooling, overheating, and high humidity continue to be problems in the Staples building

Despite the schools efforts, overcooling, overheating, and high humidity continue to be problems in the Staples building

Constance Chien ’10
Staff Writer

The heating, cooling, and ventilation system at Staples, otherwise known as “HVAC,” recently has been having problems due to overcooling, overheating, and high humidity in various rooms in the school. Because of these problems, the Westport Board of Education has not accepted the “new” Staples. The overall goal of the HVAC system, according to Assistant Superintendent for Business Nancy Harris, “[t]o provide a comfortable environment for the building occupants where temperatures and humidity are controlled to the set points identified.” Each room in Staples is set to between 67 and 73 degrees, with defined “set points” that may vary from room to room.