Turn off the heating for the summer

Lingwood Primary Academy, Wednesday, 08 February 2023
30 Change-maker KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

What you did

Yesterday, the eco-council met with Mrs Webb (the Facilities Manager) and Mr Barnett (school caretaker) to tackle a number of topics. They confirmed that the heating could be turned off over the summer as well as discussing and agreeing other energy saving activities.

Activity description

Many schools leave the heating running well into the summer term which is not normally necessary. Often windows and doors are opened when the heating is left on, wasting more energy.

Suggested actions
  1. Make sure radiator thermostats are turned down or off by the start of May.
  2. Ask your caretaker or estate manager to turn off the heating system to avoid wasting energy heating hot water in long pipe runs to radiators.
  3. Encourage pupils and staff to put on a jumper if they feel a little chilly.
  4. Don't forget electric heaters and storage radiators particularly in outbuildings and temporary classrooms.