Heating and Energy Conservation

Students are expected to help conserve energy by turning off lights whenever possible and keeping windows and entrance doors closed during the winter months. Heating vents must be left open and unobstructed in order to have the system work properly and maximize efficiency. Students living in all residence halls occupying a room that has drafty windows should contact Maintenance at facilities@haverford.edu. Heating in all campus buildings and residence halls, except HCA, Special Interest houses, and Yarnall, are centrally regulated with energy conservation practices, and are modified depending on the time of day and occupancy. Please see the chart below for the Main Campus Heating Schedule. Students living in HCA and in the Special Interest Houses regulate the temperature in their apartments and houses with the thermostats located in each apartment or house. If a student living in HCA thinks  their furnace may not be working, they should turn the thermostat switch below the room temperature displayed on the thermostat, count to ten, then turn the switch back up to the desired temperature, and wait five minutes for the furnace to turn on. This procedure resets the safety setting on the heater and the furnace should come on in about five minutes. If it does not, there is a problem and you should contact Facilities (facilities@haverford.edu). Thermostats are very sensitive and can be easily damaged. Please do not tamper with the thermostat case, or hang anything from or place anything on the thermostat. Damages from abuse will be charged to the occupants. Due to the local fire codes, the use of space heaters is absolutely forbidden in College housing.

Main Campus Heating Schedule

Monday – Friday

  • 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 68 – 70 °
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 63 – 65 °
  • 3:00 p.m. – Midnight 68 – 70 °
  • Midnight – 5:00 a.m. 63 – 65 °

Saturday and Sunday

  • 5:00 a.m. – Midnight 68 – 70 °
  • Midnight – 5:00 a.m. 63 – 65 °

For more information please see www.haverford.edu/facilities.

Last modified: September 1, 2013