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PREPARING YOUR EQUIPMENT FOR WINTER

October 2018 Newsletter - Volume 3


          WINTER IS COMING... ARE YOU READY?
          FIRST POINT MECHANICAL IS!

  • 26 service technicians
  • Recently invested in both new, high quality combustion analyzers and recalibrating our existing analyzers for boiler combustion tune-ups
  • 24/7 emergency response
  • Several service technicians are UA S.T.A.R. Certified

The heating season is underway and First Point Mechanical has already been preparing customers for the cooler weather ahead.

BOILERS:

A properly performed boiler tune-up includes:

  • Cleaning boiler tubes / heat exchangers
  • Cleaning and testing all boiler safeties
  • Adjusting / calibrating controls
  • Tuning the burner itself


If not performed yearly, the increase in fuel cost per facility will be costly as more than required fuel will need to be burned to provide the same heating results.

CHILLERS:
Make sure your chiller equipment is properly maintained with the following tips:

  • Properly shut down chiller
  • Shut down unneeded pumps
  • Drain systems properly
  • Add anti-freeze to systems exposed to freezing weather, if necessary
    • Perform winter maintenance on chillers including:

- Cleaning condenser tubes
- Oil samples
- Filter changes

This is a great time of year to begin the process of equipment replacement and/or upgrades if your system is in need.  Prolonging this -many times lengthy process- can lead to possible issues of systems not being completed on time for next spring.

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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