The heating system (boiler) in your building is set to automatic operation and will turn on to provide heat whenever the outside air temperature falls below 55 degrees. During the heating season mandated by NYC (Oct – Apr), we try to maintain interior room temperatures in a range of 68-70 degrees.
In buildings with air conditioning (Sulzberger & Tower, Plimpton, Elliott, and Cathedral Gardens), AC is no longer available when the building is in the heating mode.
Please follow these helpful hints to help conserve heat:
- Close all windows to prevent drafts and heat loss. If you are having trouble closing a window or if you feel air entering around a window, please submit a Work Order (on My.Barnard.Edu) or contact the Facilities Office.
- Keep radiators clear of furniture, bedding, and clothing to allow unrestricted air flow around your radiator. This helps keep warm air circulating and distributes heat throughout the room.
- If your room feels cold or a radiator appears not to be working properly, please contact the Facilities Office at 854-2041 (8am-5pm). After 5pm and on weekends, please call 854-3362 (Public Safety) to report a cold complaint. A Facilities mechanic will be dispatched to check and address the problem(s).
- If you live at 601 W 110th St and your room feels cold or a radiator appears not to be working properly, please contact the 110th St Front Desk or dial 0 on your intercom (facilities concerns are handled by 110th St personnel).
Thanks, Dan Davis (Director of Barnard Facilities Services)