Hot water is supplied to the Pembroke East system by boilers in Rockefeller, and is pumped through the copper fin tube radiators located in each room of Pembroke East. Each radiator in Pembroke East has a thermostatic valve installed (See Photo). That valve determines how much hot water flows through the radiator in that room, increasing or decreasing the temperature. Aligning the “snowflake” image on the knob to the marker on the center of the control turns your heat off. You can adjust the temperature up to level “5,” which would provide the hottest heat. The knob in the image on the right is set to level 4.
For the radiator to deliver heat efficiently, all areas around and underneath your radiator must be clear. Each student has a knob on her radiator that controls air flow. (See photo) This knob will not adjust the temperature of the air being distributed, but will increase or decrease the air flow. It is important to keep the space around your radiators clean and clear of personal items. Blocking air flow to the radiators can cause poor heat circulation.
**Note: The main heating valve closes any time the outside air temperature is above 60°F. This means that the heat is essentially “off” when the outside temperature reaches 60°F.
Between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00PM Monday through Friday during the heating season, the target temperature range in all the dorms will be set back to 65-67°F.