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Dormitory Heating System Renovations

F. F. Hitchcock recently completed work at Taft School on the McIntosh House Dormitory. The dormitory building, originally constructed in 1927, underwent a complete rehabilitation of its heating system with the help of F. F. Hitchcock Co., Inc. In addition to the heating renovations, the dormitory was also fully equipped with fire sprinklers.

The heating system that was installed replaced an aging heating infrastructure that relied on cast iron radiators and an antiquated maze of piping and controls. F. F. Hitchcock replaced these units with an individual hot water convector in every living space. Each hot water coil is individually piped to the mechanical room using over five miles of PEX tubing.

This new heating system will allow maintenance and facilities to individually control each unit to the occupants’ desired comfort. The system allows freedom of control as well as an increased efficiency of design.