Cassville High School gets HVAC repairs
20-year-old system due for upgrades
Cassville High School is beginning the process of repairing its HVAC units, as the system is about 20 years old and in need of upgrades.
"The elementary and middle school HVAC units were replaced a couple years ago," said Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent. "We used that as an example to reference the upcoming need for the high school."
The area in need of repair is a three- to four-foot section, and will cost approximately $57,000.
"They were new when the building was built 20 years ago and they're just getting old," said Dusty Reid, director of facilities and operations. "Technology has come a long way in 20 years. The new supply lines are more reliable and eliminate the chance for leaks."
Isolation valves were installed on units, which allow staff to work on a specific area without interrupting air flow to the rest of the building. Air bleed-off valves were also installed on units, which will help eliminate excess air and regulate pressure, making the system run more efficiently.
"We need to replace the return and supply lines to each of the HVAC units on the ground source system," Asbill said. "We are replacing the old hose lines that are secured with a clamp, which have a tendency to fail and come loose with new, more modern PEX pipe.
"This will allow for improved flow and pressure options on the system and allow us to move to new units, which should be more efficient as they need to be replaced."