Turn off the heating for the summer

Johnston School, Wednesday, 11 May 2022
30 Change-maker KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

What you did

Site manager has turned the central heating off for summer.

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.

Energy Sparks supports Johnston School in partnership with Sustainable Schools Pembrokeshire and Egni Coop