Hot water is supplied to the Pembroke West heat system by boilers in Rockefeller, and is pumped through the copper fin tube radiators located in each room of Pembroke West. There are sensors located in room 101, the first floor hallway, rooms 202, 215, the third floor hallway and room 308. The energy management system averages the sensor temperatures and “calls for heat” when the average is below set point (usually between 68°F and 72°F). On that call for heat, the MHV in Pembroke West opens, sending hot water to the radiators in each room.
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.