July 1st, 2009
|12:58 pm - IT'S CERTAINLY BAREFOOT TIME HERE IN THE SUNNY MUGGY LAND OF HEAT|
The heat in the office just kicked in. You can smell the dust and whatnot in the vents burning off just like you do every fall when the weather gets cold enough that the heat kicks in.
Thing is, it's July.
Did we switch hemispheres when nobody was looking?
Didn't you know? Boston's the new Seattle.
Ah, that explains the Space Needle in the Back Bay and the Downtown Crossing monorail.
man, I really wish there was a downtown monorail. that'd rule.
Yes, we are now in the wetisphere.
Still freezing out here in the hallway. Share some heat! =(
I live in Seattle and it is supposed to get up to 81 today.
Global warming will kill us all.
Y'all can have our weather. I'd go over there and give it to you myself, if only I could unstick myself from my chair.
I think this is a fine idea. You bring the hats, I'll bring the rum.
Toronto will trade with you. We're in the middle of a garbage-collectors' strike and we need it to be a little bit cooler.
Ask and ye shall recieve, apparently: it's all of 21 out there now. (Uh, about 70 for you, Spatch.)
|Date:||July 2nd, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)|| |
OMG I HATE THE HVAC AT WORK
Our building is even worse. It was built about 10 years ago, yet they can only either have the heat or the A/C running full blast. They can't have the system off, or even just circulating unaltered air. It also can't be changed between heating and cooling mid-day or even mid-week, since they're apparently completely separate systems. Once the heat is turned off in April, we can't turn it back on until October or whenever they decide to switch over.
Oh, and all year round there are these vents in each corner of the building that blow out holy-shit-totally-ass-freezing-air. I'm in one of the corner offices. Officemates and I duct taped a piece of cardboard to the vent, but the property guys sent the director a furious note saying that that can destroy the whole system. So we just freeze all year in our office, then burn up or freeze less in other parts of the building. Fortunately, we don't spend too much time in our offices.
WTF people? The building is maybe 4000 square feet. I'm pretty sure that a normal old heating/cooling system like you'd put in a house or something would work fine. I don't get how our obnoxious illogical system is somehow better. Or remotely necessary.