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Big Boiler Projects Don’t Scare Us

Big Boiler Projects

Don’t Scare Us

Some homes in Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights are bonafide mansions. And being as such, their heating systems are often the same size as ones you’d typically find in apartment buildings. Most companies shy away from these massive steam boiler projects, but not Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

The above photo illustrates a before picture showing two old boilers. The “newer” old boiler was 40-years-old and had failed. It was piped through the original boiler to the house which was from the early 1920’s. Asbestos needed to be remediated before work could begin. Then both old boilers had to be dismantled and hauled out. For safety reasons, our boiler team had to work methodically and in synchronization. And there was a physical aspect to this project because the construction of the stairwell access forbade the use of equipment — everything had to be carried out and carried in by hand!

Then, the building of the new boiler could begin. It was a large project that the boiler install team of Verne & Ellsworth Hann was undaunted by. Not only was the steam boiler commercial sized, but all of the associated piping needed to be reconfigured, including new steam header, return piping and water supply. New exhaust venting and electrical required updating.

In this particular project, a smaller separate hot water boiler was added to supply heat to an isolated area of the house requiring radiant floor heating. We also relocated the 75-gallon hot water tank, which was out in the middle of the room, and nested a new tank with the boiler on the left to be closer to the chimney and out of the way.

Most companies are reluctant, or flat out walk away from these projects, because they are too daunting for most Cleveland area companies that lack the manpower and skill set to install commercial equipment in a residential environment. But to Verne & Ellsworth Hann this is just another week’s job. We have the manpower, technical acuity and project management to tackle any residential heating project.

Big boiler projects don’t scare us.
Big boiler projects are a welcome challenge to Verne & Ellsworth Hann.
And as illustrated in the after pictures, we also take a great deal of pride in what we do.
Have a small or large boiler project in your future? Give us a call: 216-932-9755

What People Are Saying

  • Excellent and prompt service.  The workmen were professional and helpful in their explanation of care and service of the equipment.

    - Charles S.( Cleveland Heights, AC Installation July 2017 )
  • I want you to know how pleased I was with the entire experience.  From the initial meeting with Chris through the installation of my new A/C unit.

    - Sondra S.( Shaker Heights, Air Conditioning Installation July 2017 )
  • Installers were spot on time at 8 am, took care not to track dirt into house, and were both courteous and friendly.  Excellent quality work to boot!

    - John S.( Cleveland, Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )
  • I have had several projects from Verne & Ellsworth, across boiler replacements, heating system installation, and air conditioning system set up and install.  Each of these times, Bill Hann takes a ton of his time to talk to my wife and I to learn about the issues we’re having, explain the root causes of those issues, and suggest fixes that we know will prevent the issues from coming back – not just paper over the issue temporarily.  Lastly, he always delivers on time – onsite when he says he will be, fishing when he says he will – and always makes sure every aspect of the job is completed, from material removal and set up, to equipment install, to clean up after the project.  A++ and highly recommended!

    - Mike C.( Shaker Heights, Heating and Cooling, June 2017 )
  • The unit is working very well.  The installers were very professional, showed me how everything worked, and cleaned the basement beautifully.  I would never have even known they were there.  Thank you again.

    - Michelle T.( Wickliffe, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, June 2017 )