When the A/C breaks down, school is definitely not cool in El Paso.
Harmony School of Science is a local charter school that operates a middle and high school, serving 1,200 students. Early last year they found themselves in a tough situation with the landlord of the huge building that they lease for the middle school. The landlord was not maintaining the building properly, and one of the main equipment failures was the A/C.
By the time May rolled around, the El Paso summer was already heating up, and inside the building it was really hot. Some of the classrooms were getting up to 90° during the day! This was certainly not an ideal situation for the students or the teachers.
Since the school didn’t own the building, they didn’t have permission to service the swamp coolers. They were looking to install mini-split systems as a temporary solution to get the classrooms to a usable temperature.
Summer temps and the summer service crunch
The next problem that Harmony School encountered was that the summer repair season was already in full swing for most A/C companies, so many of the companies they contacted were not very responsive.
The school contacted TemperaturePro, and we agreed to start the project as soon as they got it approved. In addition, their building had a very specialized roof. We have experience in this kind of installation, so we were able to find the subcontractors that we knew had the right skills and get the job started right away.
Within a four-day installation period, we were able to provide eight two-ton mini-split units in the hallways and in the cafeteria. This air could then circulate throughout the classrooms which saved them the cost of installing in every single room. In a few of the rooms, where the circulation was not as good, we were also able to provide portable units that we have available for rent to our customers who need temporary solutions.
Our ability to start right away was a huge benefit to the school, and definitely to the teachers and students of the middle school!
TemperaturePro saves the students from the sweltering heat
The school was so relieved, and the rest of the summer the students had cool classrooms! TemperaturePro responded quickly and with a cost-effective solution that fit their needs. Others might have charged less, but we were able to give them the highest quality service that fit their budget and also help them plan for future repairs.
Because they are tenants, this is not a long-term solution, but it allowed them to be functional in the building again. TemperaturePro is now working with Harmony School and their new landlord to design a complete system that will serve the school in the long term.
Have a sticky A/C situation that needs some professional attention? TemperaturePro will work to find the right solution for you. Give us a call today!