Elementaries to receive new heat pumpsPublished 12:04pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Heat pumps at McKinley and Adams are at the end of their useful life.
The School Board approved a new heat pump for McKinley School Monday, and asbestos removal for both McKinley and Adams schools.
Masten said asbestos removal would be done in May by a professional company. There is no risk to students or staff during the process. McKinley’s heat pump would be installed after asbestos removal this year, and Adams’ heat pump would be replaced next year.
District business manager Mark Masten said McKinley’s heat pump was put in about 20 years ago. It was discovered that pipes that connect them are made of plastic instead of copper, and there are problems with the pipes.
The new heat pumps are expected to have a 30- to 40-year life expectancy.