Heating & Cooling

Sandburg North, South, and West Towers

In Sandburg North, South, and West, resident room temperatures are set at an average 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If you leave your window open for an extended time you will not be able to recover the heat quickly. Plan on a one-day delay to bring the room up to the regular temperature. To gain maximum heating in an individual room, turn the heat knob on the register and clear an air circulation path around the register. Keep furniture clear of the registers and windows and blinds closed.

The windows have been checked for proper weather-stripping insulation. If a draft develops, notify maintenance by submitting a work order.

Sandburg North, West, and South Towers are not considered air conditioned.  These Sandburg Towers do have cooled air pumped into common area lounges only; suites and sleeping units do not have adjustable heating/cooling units.

Sandburg East Tower, RiverView, Kenilworth, and Cambridge Commons

Sandburg East Tower, RiverView, Kenilworth and Cambridge Commons residents have an adjustable heating/cooling unit in each room.

Residential suites in Cambridge, Riverview, Sandburg East Tower and Kenilworth are equipped with ceiling-mounted fan coil units that can provide heating or cooling (seasonally available) to pertinent spaces. Each unit is controlled by a thermostat mounted within the suite that allows residents to raise or lower temperatures within a certain range.  Fan Coil Units at Cambridge are located outside of the suites. Fan Coil Units at Kenilworth are located in the suites on the ceiling.

Heating/Cooling Schedule

Cooling is generally available from May to October but varies annually based on weather trends and maintenance requirements.  Cooling systems will not work if the outside air temperature is below 60 degrees. In the early spring and late fall cooling systems may only run for a few hours during the day because it’s too cold at night.