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
- George O.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
Your company did an excellent job! We really appreciated how quickly your crew worked in order to get our heat back on as soon as possible. Everyone seemed very knowledgeable, professional and excellent in their work!
- Marianne P.( Aurora, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
Thank you thank you! For your amazing response and difficult repair – I really appreciate it!
- Brian B.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
Bill carefully examined the old boiler and piping, checked all the radiators and came up with a replacement proposal. He explained two issues with the old boiler that other contractors did not notice or did not care to explain. The first was what’s causing the rust in the boiler and how he was going to minimize the issue in the new system. The second was how he would re-pipe the kitchen loop so the kitchen wouldn’t be so cold. Bill addressed each and every question I had. Although we received four bids that were comparable, we chose Bill Hann’s company because he was knowledgeable, thoughtful and detailed. The work was completed in two days by a great installer team. They were on time, professional and courteous. The new boiler and piping work nicely without any issues and we now have a comfortable kitchen to dine in. I’d highly recommend them.
- Allen P.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
I strongly recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann without reservation. Choosing the right boiler was important and proper installation was critical. I was impressed with all aspects of the Verne & Ellsworth Hann organization. Most importantly, Bill Hann earned my trust. The installation team was excellent. They were experienced. They arrived precisely on time every day. They explained every step of the process. They worked as a team. They treated my home with extreme care, as if it was their own. The installation is a thing of beauty. Every time I go into my basement I smile. I now have a reliable, efficient system. I don’t usually take the time to write recommendations, but in this case I am doing so because it is so well deserved.
- John R.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
Boiler has performed like a champ! Install is neat and clean. Instructions for next 3 months have been followed. New stat works well!