Facility Prep 101: Summer and Extreme Heat Preparedness
These tips from TASB Facility Services can help you get school facilities ready for extreme summer temperatures.
Texas and summertime bring two things: school summer break and heat. Sometimes extreme heat. Preparing facilities for summer is an important task to ensure your fall isn’t fraught with emergency repairs caused (or exacerbated) by extreme heat. These tips from TASB Facility Services can help you get ready for high summer temperatures.
- Check the air conditioning system: Ensure that the air conditioning system is in good working condition before the summer heat arrives. Clean or replace filters as needed, check for leaks, and schedule any necessary maintenance or repairs.
- Schedule regular maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance for the building's electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure they are running efficiently and prevent any potential breakdowns.
- Inspect windows and doors: Check windows and doors for cracks or gaps that could allow hot air to enter the building. Repair or replace damaged weatherstripping or seals as needed.
- Check the roof: Inspect the roof for any damage or leaks that could allow hot air to enter the building. Schedule any necessary repairs or maintenance.
- Install shading devices: Install shading devices such as awnings, shades, or blinds to reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering the building and minimize cooling costs.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your school facilities are ready to handle the summer heat and keep students and staff comfortable and safe come fall.