My classroom is really warm. Does that mean the air handling system isn’t working properly or the room is less safe?
No, in all likelihood, the air handling system isn’t malfunctioning, and there’s plenty of air exchange going on.
The HVAC (heating/ventilation/air conditioning) systems in NYU buildings routinely deliver a mix of fresh (outdoor) air and recirculated (interior building) air. However, in line with public health guidance, one of the steps we’ve taken with our HVAC systems is to increase the proportion of fresh air that’s delivered.
That will sometimes have the effect of making a room warmer or colder than we’re normally accustomed to; however, it doesn’t mean the air handling system isn’t working.
If you do have a concern over room temperature, please feel free to contact the Facilities and Construction Management (FCM) Client Services Center (CSC) at email@example.com
or 212-998-1001 so we can check to make sure any unexpected temps are a result of more fresh air (our intention) and not a problem with the HVAC system (definitely not our intention).