Exeter school district fixes heater issue

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Equipment working fine now

Maintaining equipment can be exhausting, but the Exeter school district is staying on top of needed upgrades and repairs, including the heater system.

Ernest Raney, Exeter superintendent, said on the west side of the multi-purpose room, there was a supply fan failure.

“Those units were put in in 2007, as part of the newest construction to the district,” he said. “As far as the supply fan that is on the unit, I know that those have been serviced, but I don’t know that they have ever been replaced.”

Raney said that is just something the district will have to replace at some point.

“It doesn’t seem like that long ago that they were put in,” he said. “However, 12 years is a long time, and those heaters get used a lot.”

Raney said the heaters are looked at every year.

“With this being the middle of the school year and coming up on spring, we need our units working well for upcoming heat,” he said. “On a really cold day about a month ago, that heater in the multi-purpose room just didn’t fire up, so it was very cold that morning.”

Raney said since then it has worked just fine.

“It was just a fluke,” he said. “When things like that start to happen, it becomes vulnerable to extreme conditions. We want to make sure that everything is working properly.”

Raney said the goal is to take care of things before they become a bigger issue.

“Also, if one unit doesn’t work or kick on, it causes the others to pick up the slack and work harder,” he said. “This can cause issues, as well.”

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