Gossip from a FM guy

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Gossip from a FM guy

Postby albanymike » Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 am

Well, the gossip from my FM guy (we startled each other when I came to do cleaning, but that's another story) was something I find hard to believe. Allegedly, the Church is moving to control heat and air conditioning from Salt Lake, rather like Walmart does. The settings would be out of the reach of bishops'/BP's.

He said he was there to retrofit our building (2013). I am highly skeptical of this and I think he was yanking my chain. But it DOES sound like it would be rather interesting, in theory.

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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby scgallafent » Tue May 21, 2019 9:30 am

Our relatively new building has thermostats that are managed by the FM group. We still have the ability to make temporary adjustments for activities, but the overall schedule (occupied vs. unoccupied times) was set up by the FM group after discussing it with us when the building was completed.

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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby drepouille » Tue May 21, 2019 9:31 am

Our FM recently replaced all the thermostats in our meetinghouse as well. I think the same thing applies to the temples.
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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby drepouille » Tue May 21, 2019 9:33 am

scgallafent wrote:Our relatively new building has thermostats that are managed by the FM group. We still have the ability to make temporary adjustments for activities, but the overall schedule (occupied vs. unoccupied times) was set up by the FM group after discussing it with us when the building was completed.

It is amusing that our FM still hasn't changed the signs on the meetinghouse doors to reflect the two-hour meeting block.
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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby lajackson » Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 am

Our newest meetinghouse (about four years now) had remote thermostats installed. It was so hot the first Sunday (air conditioning would not come on and it was 98 outside) that we canceled meetings for all three wards.

The person we finally contacted in Salt Lake apologized that he was not able to adjust the thermostats for us. I suggested it may have something to do with the fact that they had not yet ordered Internet service for the new building. It was several more weeks before we finally got connected. Left hand, right hand.

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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby nutterb » Tue May 28, 2019 7:54 am

lajackson wrote:Our newest meetinghouse (about four years now) had remote thermostats installed. It was so hot the first Sunday (air conditioning would not come on and it was 98 outside) that we canceled meetings for all three wards.

The person we finally contacted in Salt Lake apologized that he was not able to adjust the thermostats for us. I suggested it may have something to do with the fact that they had not yet ordered Internet service for the new building. It was several more weeks before we finally got connected. Left hand, right hand.


You mean all I'll have to do to get a day off is sabotage the internet!?

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Re: Gossip from a FM guy

Postby lajackson » Tue May 28, 2019 8:14 am

nutterb wrote:You mean all I'll have to do to get a day off is sabotage the internet!?

We could put you in charge of the fans. [grin]


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