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I have no heat in my room!

SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
edited November 2012 in College Life
For the second time since my school turned on the heat in campus housing, I have none. It's literally not on at all. I checked by going under my bed and feeling the heater -- and guess what, it's stone cold!

I had physical plant come last week I believe, and they fixed it, and I thought I'd be good, but I thought wrong. Ugh. I called physical plant again to have them come fix it, and hopefully this time it's actually fixed, not temporarily fixed.

If not, I guess I'll just have to bring up a space heater from home. They're not actually allowed, but as long as they're hidden/out of the room when they do room checks before breaks, you're fine. My roommate and I had one sophomore year and it wasn't a problem at all.
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Replies to: I have no heat in my room!

  • aomameaomame Posts: 125Registered User New Member
    You really enjoy complaining.
  • soccergurl7988soccergurl7988 Posts: 896Registered User Member
    Did you ever think that perhaps your heater just acts as a fan when the heat itself isn't running? The heat isn't going to run 24/7, you know...
  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    bundle up!
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    No, the heat isn't going to run 24/7, but if the heat is ON everywhere in my apartment but my room, there's obviously a problem with the heating IN MY ROOM.

    And I do bundle up, but if it's freezing outside (which it was today), it's still cold, even with layers on and being under blankets.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Posts: 25,340Registered User Senior Member
    You're not allowed to have a personal heater in your apartment? They do room checks in an apartment? That's a new one.
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    They do room checks before breaks to see if there are any items that aren't allowed, and if there are, they confiscate them and you get charged a fee.

    Remember, I live in campus housing, not my own apartment.
  • Wolverine86Wolverine86 Posts: 1,883Registered User Senior Member
    I absolutely do not mean this to be funny, since my cousin's child had a similar problem in the past. Are there vent louvers in the vent in your room, and if so are they open?
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    The problem is that there's air collecting wherever. They've "bled" it to make the heat work again, but it's only been a temporary solution thus far. I don't know how permanent of a solution it is.
  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    Have you tried to buy one of the small personal heaters like posters above mentioned? I walked through Fresh Grocer like two days ago and they had some small electric heaters (about the size of an electric pencil sharpener) for like 16 dollars each.
  • Vot123Vot123 Posts: 279Registered User Junior Member
    In the meantime I'm thinking that investing in an electric blanket may help you ward off frostbite in your own room. Got D one and it stopped the complaints about freezing at night in a cold room, that is, until the school finally, belatedly, turned on the heat.
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    I have a heating blanket which I use a lot. I'm super glad I have it. I actually got it because the heating in my room last year was wonky and didn't always work.

    My family has about 3 space heaters at home, so I don't feel the need to go out and buy something since I'm going home on Tuesday for Thanksgiving break, and I can just bring one back to school with me after break.

    Although, if it's still this cold in the next day or two, I might try to go to the store and get one since my heat has turned off once again.
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