Repairs to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit at the Recreation Pavilion are expected to take place soon after a compressor failed and knocked out power temporarily at the Mountlake Terrace facility last week. The building was without power for about two hours on Monday, July 22, causing recreation staff to evacuate the facility and cancel all programs that evening.
One of the building’s two compressors in a rooftop HVAC unit failed at approximately 5:30 p.m. The unit was isolated and power to the facility was restored by approximately 7:30 p.m. The pavilion remained closed that day to all but one late evening scuba class in order to allow for all water systems and air handling units to recover.
City maintenance crews disconnected the faulty compressor on Tuesday morning and are currently running the facility’s HVAC unit at 50 percent capacity on the remaining compressor. The pavilion is open regular hours and all programs are running as normal.
City officials are receiving bids to repair or replace the faulty compressor; the cost is expected to be between $5,000 and $7,000. Additionally city officials estimate recreation revenue loss due to reimbursement, cancellations and lost sales on the evening of the pavilion closure to be approximately $2,000.
— By Doug Petrowski