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High School to get Air Conditioning

Rushville, IL – The Rushville-Industry High School will get a new heating system and air conditioning over the summer. Superintendent Matt Plater says the current system was installed in 1959 when the building was constructed and it's beginning to give problems. He says the agreement with Honeywell Corporation guarantees energy cost savings of $22,000 per year or more. The new system will cost $144,000 yearly for 20 years. Plater says the system should be installed over the summer and be ready by fall, though final balancing of the heating controls could take until October. The work will also include replacement of more than 7,000 square feet of windows with more energy-efficient ones.