Recent mechanical work in the David O. McKay Library has disabled the heating and air conditioning through out the west wing during most of October resulting in temperatures swinging above and below standard room temperature.
Laurie Francis, the university librarian, said the disrtion in climate control was planned and is part of BYU-Idaho’s planned replacement schedule in which the university assigns a specific lifespan to large equipment and replaces it at the scheduled time.
Francis said the project to replace the equipment began on October 1st when the power was shut down and the west wing was closed to students and faculty.
During this time electrical switchgear was replaced and dated, a necessary step before fans powering internal air flow could be replaced.
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