[vcf-midatlantic] VCF Repair workshops and keeping the costs of HVAC down

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Wed May 11 16:46:49 UTC 2022

On 5/11/22 8:54 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 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?

Yes, that worked well for the weekend you were there. Other times people leave
the doors open and the heat/cool is on. That's the troublesome spot. We're
cleaning up the back ramp area to allow the easier access and opening on and
closing the other can improve on the heat loss (instead of wide open doors).

> I'd say if the heat was off, then that was fine, because there was no extra
> cost. But in the future there will be a locked down temperature control
> which we can't control, so turning off the heat and leaving the doors open
> won't be possible once they install a Trane XL824 smart thermostat.

We're working on that.

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