Heating and Cooling Systems
Should you experience any problems with the heating unit(s) in your room, contact your Resident Advisor (RA). North Hall and Avent Ferry Complex have separate heating systems which allow residents to control the temperature in their rooms. Note that the building heating systems are lowered during winter break to save energy.
NC State's residence halls and Wolf Village apartments are constructed using concrete and steel masonry. This type of construction is sometimes susceptible to condensation and mildew issues. Therefore, we ask you to take the following steps:
- Keep bathroom windows and doors closed when not in use. Bathrooms contain exhaust fans that pull air from throughout the living space. When windows and doors are left open, outside air is pulled in, adding extra humidity to an already damp room.
- Keep bedroom doors closed. Leaving bedroom doors open forces the fan unit to work harder to cool or heat outside air from the hallway and bathroom. Keeping doors closed makes it easier for your unit to heat and cool the room.
- Avoid setting thermostats at the extremes. Excessive cold or heat forces the system to work overtime. If you feel your living area is not hot enough or cold enough for your comfort, adjust the thermostat, but do so in small increments. You will find that these minor adjustments have just as big an impact as large temperature swings.
- Keep it in the middle. Do your part by setting your thermostat to the center when you are not in the room. Heating or cooling an empty room is wasteful and unnecessary. This especially applies during times of above normal heat or below normal cold.