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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) ---  Look up the air conditioning status for your area public school.

DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.  

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
The date is usually April 15th.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?

Yes. The A/C got turned on this week because of the heat.
(Week of April 8, 2013)

ARLINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, VA

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
We typically target the first week of May with crews inspecting systems right about now.
With that said, our systems have the capability of switching on when needed just like a home system. So the units are currently running.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?

Yes, the HVAC systems can turn on when cooling or heating is needed.


CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD


How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.  

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
They have been turned on since Tuesday, April 9th because of the weather forecast. There is usually hot weather and the heating system needed to be turned off.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?
Yes, each school needs a maintenance staff to turn the boiler off and turn the AC system on.

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.  

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?Usually May 1st with testing in last two weeks in April

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?

Yes, individual schools can turn on earlier than usual.
That's exactly what happened this week. Some schools DID turn on their AC this week in Frederick County Public Schools because of the unusually hot weather.
Don't know exactly how many but schools can turn on based on hot weather.


LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, VA


How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them. They are climate controlled YEAR ROUND.

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
The air conditioning system is climate-controlled year round.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?
Yes, on an "as needed" basis.

HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?

"All Howard County schools have air conditioning capability, but 15 or approximately 20% of our schools have a two-pipe heating and cooling system (the remainder have four pipe systems which allows heating and cooling to operate simultaneously).  These systems have one supply pipe and one return pipe that carries either chilled or heated water, meaning only heating or air conditioning can be provided at one time and cannot be readily switched back and forth.  When the system is in the heating mode, a large amount of hot chemically treated water must be drained down in order to get the cooling system energized."

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?

"It typically takes 2-3 days to complete this process.  Based on this limitation, the system can only be switched twice a year; once from heating to cooling around April 15th and then from cooling to heating around October 15th."

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?
"Building Services works collaboratively with individual schools to schedule these transitions."


St. MARY'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
Usually around April 15th to the end of May each year.
Currently, we are in the middle of turning all AC on. We are 80 percent up and operating.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?

No, the A/C is centrally controlled from one location. For heating or cooling, we must turn them on for the first time each year.  


FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, VA

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
All of them.

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
There is no set date for schools to turn on the air conditioning.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?
The date varies.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD

How many schools within the school system have air conditioning?
n/a

What date do you turn on the air conditioning in the schools?
They are turned on usually in the first or second week of May.

May individual schools turn them on EARLIER than this designated date?
n/a

 

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