Residential Heating

There can be wide swings in daily temperature during early fall and spring in the DC area before buildings’ systems are transitioned. Transitioning mechanical systems from heating to cooling, and vice versa, may take a few days to accomplish. During the heating transitional period, use layered clothing and blankets as needed.

Below is a list of the different types of HVAC unit for each residence hall.

If your fan coil unit isn’t producing heat, check that the thermostat is set to the appropriate temperature.

Below are a list of residential buildings that use Fan Coil Units:

  • 1959 E Street
  • Amsterdam Hall
  • Cole Hall
  • District Hall
  • Frances Scott Key Hall (FSK)
  • Fulbright Hall
  • Guthridge Hall
  • JBKO Hall
  • Lafayette Hall
  • Mitchell Hall
  • Munson Hall
  • Pomomac Hall 
  • Somers Hall
  • South Hall
  • Townhouse Row
  • West Hall

 

If your radiator isn’t producing heat, check the valve on the radiator to make sure it’s open. Do not run window air conditioners if the heat is on.

Below are a list of buildings that use window units:

  • 2109 F Street
  • Building JJ
  • Madison Hall
  • Strong Hall

If your heat pump isn’t producing heat, make sure the thermostat is set to the appropriate mode and temperature.

Below are a list of buildings that use building pumps:

  • Aston Hall
  • Dakota Hall
  • International House

If your building isn’t producing heat, make sure the thermostat is set to the appropriate mode and temperature.

Below are a list of buildings that use building pumps:

  • Clark Hall
  • Hensley Hall
  • Merriweather Hall
  • Sorority and Fraternity Townhouses