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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

  • From start to finish their work has met/exceeded our highest expectations.   Bill Hann guided us through what needed to be done and his workmen were extremely competent and easy to communicate with.  The new system works beautifully.  Thank you!  We highly recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann.

    - Rose B.( Geauga County, Unico Air Conditioning Installation May 2017 )
  • Verne & Ellsworth Hann has gone above and beyond for us repeatedly including giving us two salvaged cast iron radiators when our existing ones were not doing the trick.  They came back countless times when we were unable to regulate the temperature in the house until they found the perfect balance.  They’ve responded to emergencies in a matter of minutes and performed invaluable services professionally and expertly.  I cannot recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann enough and will continue to use them and trust them with all of our home needs.  They are fantastic.

    - Tatiana D.( Cleveland Heights, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service )
  • The installers were very professional.  The workmanship looks excellent.  They answered the few questions I had, and the job went smoothly.  I am very pleased.

    - Kathleen C.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation March 2017 )
  • Verne & Ellsworth Hann cared about making sure I knew my options. I was given detailed explanations to my questions and did not feel pressured at all. The crew was kind and considerate and put drop cloths everywhere. You must do yourself a favor and choose to work with Verne & Ellsworth Hann, Inc.

     

     

    - Frank V., Painsville( Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, March 2017 )
  • I really appreciate the amount of time Bill spent going over all our options.  The installers were great and the process was painless from start to finish!

    - David G.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation February 2017 )