Thermostat

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  1. callmebob

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    As a teacher do you have control over your thermostat? If you do is it complete control, or only a range of degrees? If not, do you wish you did have control over your thermostat?
    I am no longer in the classroom, but this is something with my new job that I have to look at when it comes to school costs and am curious at what type of control teachers should have over their own environment.
     
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    I have full control (w/in reason of course - my principal would be unhappy with 60 degrees lol)
     
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    I am sure it depends on what state you live in. I am in AZ where this is very important. We are allowed to set it to what we want for AC, but it can't be under 76 degrees. Each AC unit is in each individual teacher's classroom. This is true in small schools, but I noticed large schools have a central control.

    My room is comfortable year round. No problem here.
     
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    Full control until last year. Now zero control. And it's extremely frustrating.
     
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    The temperature in the main building is controlled by the central office. No one in the school has control over any of it.

    In the portables, however, each room has its own A/C and heating unit, with thermostats of course. We can set the thermostat to whatever we want. I keep my room pretty chilly in all seasons, usually between 68-70.
     
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    We do have thermostats in many of the classrooms, but they don't really do too much. I think they only control the temperature +/- 2 or 3 degrees.
     
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    My thermostat is in my room, and it only controls the temp in my room. It's locked inside a little plastic box in order to prevent me from having control..... However, I out-smarted that lock box with a paper clip. ;)
     
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    I may or may not have a key that allows me access to the locked box that houses my thermostat. :whistle:
     
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    No control. At all.
     
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    Some hallways do, some don't. Mine does not. I could probably break into the little box if I tried, but it's usually not too bad in my room.
     
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    Complete control... thermostat in each room. I keep it at around 70 or so, sometimes a bit lower. The kids always whine that it's freezing in the room, but I like it that way, and never really thought 70 was freezing. Oh well.
     
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    I have NO control and it is FREEZING in my room. Close to 60. During the winter, it's nearly unbearable. We thought it was poor insulation on the windows, but then realized it's freezing during the summer too. It's not just my room, but all of the rooms on the same side in my wing on the 3rd floor.

    I have to let my students wear coats and hats during the winter- some even wear gloves.
     
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    I have full control. I'm thankful for that, but the system is old and vibrates the entire wall (I'm in a trailer.) It's so loud that I have to turn the a/c off to do things like running records because I can't hear a thing. Very frustrating.
     
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    That's pretty much how it is in my building. It's a big building, built at a time when when heat was cheap and building materials were expensive... so lots of cinderblock. Not exactly energy efficient.
     
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    No control.
     
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    No control! It's up in the high 70s in here by the end of the day and I'm sweltering!
     
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    Same here
     
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    The little box over my thermostat that controls the heat is broken...it just slips off when it's supposed to latch/lock on. So, I have control though I'm not supposed to. I usually leave it on the same setting, though. The rooms get hot FAST, so occasionally I turn it down if it's too hot.

    We have window AC units, so complete control over AC. I like that, but they're so darn loud.
     
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    Zero control. Which sucks because I'm in the basement where it's always cold, and I am a person who is usually cold anyway. Our school was built within the last 5 years and is supposedly energy efficient.
     
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    No control. It's either hot or cold, no in between.
     
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    I always had full control, meaning any temp as well as for how long. The comfortability of the teacher & kids is something you don't want to mess with! :D

    I know I'd despise it if the air was only on from __ to __ time or only at a certain degree at the highest or lowest. Everyone's body is different.
     
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    I wish I had control over mine! My room was over 80 today because I am on the side of the building where the sun beats in and baked us today! The other side of the building was freezing! Wish I could say, I was freezing today! :)
     
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    All of the little plastic lockboxes around our classroom thermostats have long since gone by the wayside. I tend to keep my room cool - around 70 degrees. I tell my kids to bring sweaters if they are cold because "there are only so many items of clothing I can take off!"
     
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    We have control over ours; haven't noticed if they are limited or not.
     

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