A/Cs OK with written approval

Housing residents may submit a written request to use a portable air conditioning unit between May 15 and Sept. 15 each year. Anna Morelock/USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs

A local air conditioning policy was signed July 15 by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander. Under the local policy, residents must submit written requests to use portable air conditioning units to the housing office. Residents are allowed to operate portable units in Army family housing and unaccompanied personnel housing between May 15 and Sept. 15 each year.

The cost for the A/C unit will be paid by the resident, and residents will be responsible for any damages caused by an A/C unit. Units must be no larger than 9,000 BTU/h and have a European Union Energy Label designation of at least “A+.”

Residents must submit the “Registration to own and operate personal air-conditioning” form to housing before operating an A/C unit. The form and policy memo, No. 17, are available on the garrison website at https://home.army.mil/wiesbaden/index.php/about/us-army-garrison-policy-memorandums