The Housing Hype

1. Heating Systems

Are you cold in your MFH residence? Townhouse heating systems are never shut off. However, they are controlled via sensors that prevent systems from functioning until outside temperature reaches 21°C / 70°F. If the outside temperature is below 70°, turn your control to the desired number setting to reach the warmth of your preference. If your systems are not functioning, please contact Vectrus for assistance at 06371-463-9510. Stairwells and Duplex residents’ heating systems are supported by district heat. Per Installation Heating system policy. Five consecutive days with average daily outside temperatures below 55ºF and a five day forecast for more of the same, as determined by the Weather Squadron must be met prior to district heat activation. Historically, this has usually occurred during the first two weeks in October. Utility rooms are only to be accessed by Vectrus Maintenance Contractor and residents should not try to adjust heating or water temperature heat. The handling by inexperienced personnel may cause possible damage to units and/or in some cases cause harm to residents.

2. Holiday Decorations

Exterior seasonal decorations on balconies of multi-family stairwell and townhouse yards may be displayed 30 days prior (i.e. Christmas decorations as early as Nov. 25) and removed NLT than 10 days after the event/season (i.e. Halloween by Nov. 10 and Christmas decorations removed by Jan. 16). Do not attach decorations to exterior walls. Thank you for your cooperation and Happy Holidays from your KMC Family Housing Office.

3. Upcoming Office Closures

The KMC Housing Flight will be closed on Nov. 1 due to a German holiday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, as well as on Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving. The KMC Housing Office will close at 11:30 a.m.  on Nov. 13 due to training. The KMC Housing Flight will close at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 due to an organizational function. Additionally, the Furnishings Management Section will be closed Nov. 13-15 to conduct the annual FMS inventory.

Point of contact is Mr. Esteban Abreu, Chief, Housing Facilities Section, at DSN 489-7108.