Civil engineer technicians switching to heating systems

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 AM


            There will be a period at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where the heating and air conditioning systems will both be shut down. An email will be sent out to the facility managers and commanders when this process begins. (Metro News Service photo)
There will be a period at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where the heating and air conditioning systems will both be shut down. An email will be sent out to the facility managers and commanders when this process begins. (Metro News Service photo)

As the fall and winter seasons begin, 88th Civil Engineer Group personnel are now busy with a two-fold mission:

• Air conditioning technicians will soon begin the task of shutting down summer air conditioning units and preparing these systems for winterization.

• Heat plant technicians are making final preparations on the base’s three central heat plants, satellite plants and associated pipelines for the approaching heating season. CE technicians will track the weather trends and start the heating operations as the area dips into the cooler weather.

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There will be a period where the heating and air conditioning systems will both be shut down. An email will be sent out to the facility managers and commanders when this process begins.

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Mission support and facility sustainment remain the primary concern of CE personnel, and they will be working efficiently to return all systems to normal operations as quickly as possible. During this transition period, Team Wright-Patt employees may experience some warm or cool indoor conditions when the fall temperatures fluctuate as air conditioning systems are shut down and before heat systems are energized. Check the weather forecast each morning and dress accordingly.

Please remember that electric space heaters are not permitted on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base unless an individual has a medical exemption from a doctor, approval and recommendation from his or her supervisor and final approval by the Base Energy Office. Please contact your facility manager or reference WPAFBI 90-1701 for further details concerning space heater approval.

Electric space heaters are a safety hazard, and cost WPAFB more than using the base heating systems. If your facility is experiencing cold temperatures this winter after the heat is activated, have your facility manager submit a service request into TRIRIGA or call the CE Service Desk at 257-3131 if it is an emergency to correct this problem.