[vcf-midatlantic] VCF Repair workshops and keeping the costs of HVAC down
jsalzman at gmail.com
Wed May 11 12:58:43 UTC 2022
I don't know if they checked the integrity of the system, but I recall one
month where it got rather warm and stuffy in the building, even though the
thermostat was set at the low 60s. I don't know if that was ever reported.
I don't recall that happening in other months since then. Could there be an
intermittent issue with the HVAC system?
Perhaps an arduino with a temperature sensor could data log mean
temperatures every hour for a month to verify the temperature ranges.
On Wed, May 11, 2022, 8:47 AM Jonathan Chapman via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I'd shut the heat off and left the doors open during VCF East, not sure if
> it was turned back on at some point during the event. Figured with the nice
> weather, there was no sense in burning gas! Is that acceptable for when the
> weather is nice?
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 08:43, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > VCF makes use of the Makerspace and classroom in 9059 during our repair
> > workshops.
> > CDL just cut the checks to cover the first quarter gas bills for their
> > Makerspace (per the IA lease agreement). The total came to $932.00. The
> > cost per therm has gone up.
> > During workshops, we need to keep the exterior doors closed to keep the
> > heat and A/C in the building.
> > How we can help: not allowing the doors to be held open for extended
> > periods of time. Moving things in and out is fine, but keeping it open
> > extended periods of time increases the HVAC costs.
> > Thank you for your cooperation.
> > =========================================
> > Jeff Brace
> > VCF National Board Member Chairman & Vice President
> > Vintage Computer Festival East Showrunner
> > Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> > https://vcfed.org/ http://www.vcfed.org/
> > jeffrey at vcfed.org
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