Carson Metropolis Library hopes summer season can be cooler with new HVAC system

Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Carson City Library’s roof is currently decorated in orange flags: facilities maintenance is busy revamping the HVAC system for this summer.
“It’s been in the works for a while that we were going to be improving the HVAC system,” said Joy Holt, the library’s department business manager. “We’re hoping that it will make it less of a sauna up there in the summer.”
Randy Rice, city engineer, said that the city has custom designs to replace an old multizone heating and cooling unit on the second floor. The project is expected to cost $224,000, and contractors estimate that it will be finished by mid-June. The project is financed through American Rescue Plan funding.
Back in September 2021, the Fire Department responded to a call at the library when a motor burnt on an air conditioning unit filled the building with smoke. Staff had to evacuate the building for fear of a fire.
Front desk staff at the library told the appeal that the library has also experienced smoke
in the building from teenagers using vape pens in the restrooms.

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