The pandemic led many churches to close their facilities or move to limited use. This has created both maintenance challenges and opportunities for those who manage the facilities, say the experts interviewed for this article.
To help those who oversee church facilities, we collected the following tips and insights for times when a building is either shutdown or not in full use.
Lower Temperatures—but how low?
Every church wants to save money, and lowering the thermostat during the winter is one way to do just that.
“Our research has shown that temperatures as low as 45°F do not harm the structure or contents of buildings,” says a press release from The Interfaith Coalition on Energy (ICE). Such low temperatures are not harmful to those expensive church pipe organs, claims Andy Rudin, project coordinator for ICE, an organization that seeks to help congregations lower the ...