Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace

Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace

There are certain types of heating and cooling projects that really appeal to me, these projects generally have the biggest impact or affect for the customer and are usually the most challenging. This Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace project was for the Church Of Christ in Mount Vernon, their oil furnace was from 1951 and it was a monster. Time for a upgrade!

The Monster In The Room

The furnace was located in the church basement in a room about 9′ by 9′ and it consumed most of that room. I had to stand back out of the room just to take a good picture. One of the biggest challenges with small community Church’s is the furnace sizing. A lot of small Church’s only get occupied say 1 to 2 times per week and the rest of the time the furnace generally stays off. So you have to consider raising the temperature say from 50 degrees to 70 degrees just for a few hours, and within a short period of time. And of coarse keeping the noise level down. Perfect for the American Standard 95% 2 Stage Variable.

 

American Standard, To The Rescue.

One of the complaints from the church was the down stairs always seemed cold, and even though they had damper controls to help with this issue it never seemed to work correctly, therefore they abandoned that part of the system and went to space heaters. The American Standard 95% Variable 2 Stage furnace with a Honeywell 4″ pleated filter system (above) was installed to deal with just the down stairs, fortunately the existing duct work was zoned to do just that. As you can see the foot print is much smaller than the oil furnace.

 

Conclusion

Churches have a very unique situation when it comes to heating and cooling demands. In this Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace project an American Standard 95% gas furnace worked out perfectly.

 

Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace
Mount Vernon WA Church Furnace

Compressor Replacement

Compressor Replacement For A Grow Room

I know what your thinking, I would think the same. But NO not a marijuana grow room (even though we do work on them), this customer specializes in breeding and producing vegetable and ornamental seed and vegetative cuttings around the world. They are one of Alpines long term commercial customers. Unfortunately for them we found one of their walk in coolers hot and the compressor Dead On Arrival. Time for a Compressor Replacement.

Refrigeration is Serious Business

When it comes to commercial refrigeration, especially with this account, we need to act fast. The product in the grow room/cooler could be worth 10s of thousand of dollars, if not more. Fortunately one of our vendors had a replacement compressor in stock.

 

Pumping It Down

The key to successful a Compressor Replacement like this one is cleanliness, I don't mean clean hands either. I mean inside the system, we want a very clean and sealed system. After installing the compressor, replacing the filters we pressure tested the system with nitrogen and then pumped down the system below 500 microns. Once the system has been pumped down and we are sure there is no leaks, we can then charge the system with refrigerant.

 

Keeping It Cool

We had our customer up and running in a very short period of time. Notice the louver behind the condenser? This louver was added not that long ago because of high heat conditions causing excessive wear and tear on the equipment, I have a feeling it was added a little to late. The draw back to adding this louver, especially out on in the country, is the amount of dirt that gets dragged in, maintenance is a must and the coil has to be constantly cleaned.

 

Conclusion

We have saved our customers product, equipment is running correctly and they are happy.

 

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Refrigeration Unit. Compressor Replacement
New Compressor
Pumping Down The System

Monster to Weil McLAIN boiler

Old Boiler

The Weil McLAIN Boiler

 

This Monster had to go

I do not know any other way to describe it, the older American Standard boiler was originally an oil fired boiler that had been converted to natural gas. Just to let you know one of the worst efficient systems out there are oil systems that have been converted over to gas...bad bad bad. This particular boiler I am guessing at 40% efficiency at best... and I'm being nice.  The boiler weighed well over 800lbs and took 2 vans, 3 men and a block and tackle to get it out of the basement and into a van.

 

Weil McLAIN Boiler have come along way

As you can see the new Weil McLAIN Boiler  #CGA is not only half its size, its 83% Efficient, more BTU's, quieter and 2 men can carry it. How is that for technology!

Old Boiler
New Weil McLAIN boiler

Ductless In Mount Vernon

Ductless In Mount Vernon

To think it wasn’t that long ago we didn’t have the Ductless line set covers that we have today. They really help clean up the install. We use to use gutter material found at a local hardware store, but these new covers offer better protection and more fittings to choose from.

Daikin Ductless Heat Pump

Daikin Ductless Heat Pump

Here you see us installing a Daikni ductless unit above a window and running a refer line set from that unit to the outdoor Daikin unit. As you can see we actually penetrated the side wall of the home above the window. We actually use a wall sleeve to go through the wall. Sealing up the ductless and wall to the weather.

Daikin Ductless Heat Pump Indoor Unit

Daikin Ductless Heat Pump Indoor Unit

The cover is made of a type of PVC, its 2 piece, easy to install and is paint-able. It is a little expensive but well worth the price.

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Ductless Daikin Project #2781

Ductless mini split system

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Ductless Daikin Project #2781

Ductless Daikin Project #2781

As you can see we sat the Daikin outdoor unit on a pre-formed pad and then ran the refer line set up and into the side of the home.

Ductless Daikin Project #2781

Ductless Daikin Project #2781

The indoor unit actually installed right next to the exterior wall, so the refer line set came through the side of the home and right into the unit.

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