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PROPER BOILER SYSTEM SHUT DOWN

April 2018 Newsletter - Volume 3



CLIENT TESTIMONIAL: 
          
Whether it's a phone call about a mechanical issue or a program problem caused by others, (our service technician) Dave always goes out of his way to solve any problem I may have.  While onsite doing quarterly maintenance, he is always ready to troubleshoot other problems he sees.  I'm always grateful for his professionalism.  It's always a pleasure to work with you and your team.

Ron Mangan
St. Ignatius College Prep

When the weather breaks, it's important to perform proper shut down of boiler systems that are not used for the summer season.

  • Opening up boilers as needed and proper "lay-up" practices for the boilers
  • Shutting down:

    - Pumps
    - Make-up water lines
    - Gas lines

  • Disabling the boilers



In 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first-ever Energy Star specification for commercial packaged boilers, offering end users as much as 15% in energy savings and about $1,150 in energy cost savings per year.

For more information and for a complete list of boiler requirements, please click HERE to be redirected to the Energy Star website.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR CHILLERS!
For Centrifugal and Air/Water Cooled Chilled Water Systems:

  • Clean condenser tubes
  • Oil filter changes and oil samples for wear testing
  • Dehydrator replacement 
  • Eddy Current testing (recommended every 5 years)
    • Cooling tower system clean up and maintenance
    • Filling water systems
    • Set up water chemical treatment programs
    • Starting equipment and tuning up for maximum efficiency 

LOYOLA ACADEMY
Wilmette, IL

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Reduce energy costs, enhance comfort controls and reduce equipment footprint

THE CHALLENGE
With only two existing thermostats for over 14 classrooms and offices, Loyola Academy was looking for a better way to control the temperature in each classroom and office.  Being located in the basement, the new system also had to be able to dehumidify to maximize its' occupants comfort. 

THE SOLUTION
With limited space above the ceilings, Loyola Academy and First Point's engineers worked together to find a system that would meet both the space limitations and provide additional comfort controls to the teaching staff. 

THE RESULT
First Point Mechanical designed and installed the Mitsubishi VRF system that provides each classroom and office simultaneous heating and cooling .  This project turned two thermostats into 14 individual controlled zones!  This project also freed up mechanical room space and allowed the building to utilize this additional space for storage and classroom use.

Committed to be well known in our industry for our high quality customer service, integrity, & honesty

1625 Winnetka Circle
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

847.483.8080 phone
847.483.8079 fax
info@firstpointmechanical.com 

  

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