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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

  • The guys that did my work were great!  They took their time and worked with me.  They came up with the best solution for the humidifier.  Thanks!

    - John R.( Cleveland Heights, Humidifier Installation, April 2019 )
  • I couldn’t be happier.  I wish everything I had done to the house would go this smooth!

    - Nancy M.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, April 2019 )
  • Great job!  Terrific technicians!

    - Karen, N.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, March 2019 )
  • I want to thank you for making this process so easy and manageable.  Replacing my old furnace was giving me a lot of anxiety, and the professionalism and reach-ability of everybody at Verne & Ellsworth Hann made it a great experience.

    - Patrycja, A.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace and Air Conditioning Installation, April 2019 )
  • Exceptional work done in a timely fashion.  All questions answered, especially after installation, to clarify new but normal furnace sounds.  Have been satisfied customer since mid-90’s.

    - Kathleen S.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, March 2019 )