Gateway Hall uses the “Metasys” software program, which allows Residential Life to control and monitor temperatures in residence halls easily. Staff can lower the temperature in unoccupied halls connected to the system with the touch of a button, saving valuable resources. Watch the video below to learn more about the "Metasys" system.Youtube Video
Within your dorm room, when the outside air temperature dips below 55° F, thermostats automatically switch to “heating mode.” Many residents do not notice the heat has turned on until their room is feeling too warm, and then go to turn to AC or “cooling mode.” However, when the outside air temperature is below 55° F, there is NO AC available, so turning your thermostat to “cooling mode” is NOT possible.
You can turn the heat down or off by changing the setting on your thermostat. Check your thermostat to see its “heating mode” setting. The maximum is 74° F, but you can set your thermostat to any temperature below that so your room will only warm to your personal preference. This way, your heat will only turn on when your room cools to below your personal preference. When the heat does come on, your room will only heat your personal preference.Thermostat Tutorial