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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The air conditioning is off in Yokota housing units and most other facilities and the conversion to heat should take place around Nov. 13, officials say.

The changeover, called the “No Heat, No Cool” season, is an annual strategy that saves the base about $5,000 a day, according to the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron. Workers and residents go without either for roughly a month each year during the transition every spring and fall.

Yokota spent about $5.8 million last year in heating and cooling costs over an 11-month span.

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