Given the time of year, heating is our priority. We will continue to have cooling available should the weather call for it, until about mid-November. After that time the chillers will be taken out of service for seasonal maintenance.
As it stands with the present weather outlook, heating will come on most nights. Our system will remain set to transition over to heat when outdoor temps are in the mid to low 50s or colder. AC would come on when the sun is out at around 60 degrees and higher. This range of temps is typically when we see heating is needed this time of year. We have sensors throughout the interior and exterior of the building, including the hallways which usually give us a pretty good idea of temps in PT homes. So our staff will continue to monitor those very closely should we need to switch manually to heat.
Owner and resident feedback is always welcome and greatly appreciated. While it can be a challenge with how quickly the weather can change, and the we realize full sun during the day turns half of the building into a green house, feedback from residents can help trigger manual adjustments which can improve comfort for more residents. In fact, very recently, we have been told folks want that heat to stay on longer and more often. This time of year, as the hours of sunlight diminish, we do understand that and we do make adjustments to help improve comfort.
While it will not be 100% comfortable for 100% of our residents, 100% of the time, resident comments and observations can help us make adjustments and improve conditions as much as possible. Shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the office 773-769-3250.