The crippled air conditioning system at the Buena Vista County Courthouse is managing to deal with the 90-degree weather.
One of the evaporator coils in the air conditioning system developed a leak last month… and it may be October before it can be replaced. County building superintendent Steve Hammen says the system has two coils, both original when the heating and cooling system was installed 42 years ago. They’re ten feet long and have to be custom-made. Tuesday the Supervisors approved a bid of 12-thousand dollars for replacement. But Hammen says the work will require the system to be shut down for up to a week… so it won’t be done until cooler weather this fall.
Hammen has been running the courthouse air conditioning with the remaining coil… and so far, it’s been adequate.