Originally installed in 1925, the church’s 1 MBTU oil fired (later changed to gas) furnace was dirty, expensive to operate, unreliable and a constant source of frustration. The equipment room (think dungeon) in which it was located was cramped for space – making repairs and /or installation of a replacement system very difficult. To make matters worse the boiler was connected to an air distribution system that was also obsolete, and inefficient. High operating / repair costs and uncomfortable conditions compelled church leadership to look for answers.
Church maintenance Director entertained design build proposals from several local mechanical contractors. After a false start with a large contractor who immediately changed their design approach, MM Comfort Systems was selected based upon superior design, budget and schedule.
Existing air distribution system (duct work, fans, damper, etc) was removed and the below grade furnace was abandoned. A McLain Ultra Com boiler, 3 Carrier fan coils, associated ductwork, piping, pumps, valves, CO2 sensors and smoke detectors were installed. Tight working conditions made precise engineering and installation a requirement.
On time and within budget
Heating Energy Costs reduced by 45%.
Repair costs reduced by 100%.
Comfort levels improved dramatically.
Burden on facilities personnel eliminated.
Improved Indoor Air Quality through efficient filtration and on demand CO2 ventilation.
Better alignment between Church values of thoughtful stewardship of resources and energy / environmental impact of their facilities