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Department of Facility Services

College Temperature Standards


The standard temperatures for heating and cooling at Messiah College are:

Heating - 68 thru 72 degrees
Cooling - 74 thru 78 degrees




Personal Space Heater Policy -


Please be aware that personal space heaters that are not provided by Facility Services are prohibited to be used in any building on campus. Our College Standard for heating is stated above. If you are aware of spaces where the temperature is below 68 degrees during the heating season a work request should be submitted to Facility Services so that system investigation and repairs can be made. Personal space heaters are very expensive to operate. A 1500 watt electric space heater can increase the college electric bill by as much as $38.00 per month per heater. There is also significant fire hazards associated to the use of certain electric space heaters. Please do not bring any personal heaters or heating devices to our buildings for use.