Weil-McLain Oil Steam Boiler Upgrade in Essex, Massachusetts

Weil-McLain oil steam boiler installation

St. John The Baptist Church in Essex MA had an old boiler in place. It was not performing well, typical of heating systems that are nearing the end of their lifespan.

The congregation was experiencing hot and cold spots throughout the church. The staff noticed a steady increase in their energy costs. And, they had a request from their insurance company to get a secondary low water cutoff installed on their old boiler.

The Church decided to have Townsend Energy assess the issues. After our inspection and evaluation of the Chuch’s needs, we determined that it was more effective to upgrade their old boiler with a new Weil-McLain steam boiler heating system.

Problem: St. John The Baptist Church in Essex MA had a boiler that was old, outdated, and underperforming. Their insurance company was requesting modifications to the old system due to their concerns about heating system failure.

Solution: Townsend Energy installed a new Weil-McLain oil-fired, steam boiler heating system in this Essex Massachusetts church.

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Essex Massachusetts Steam Boiler Replacement

image of a church in essex ma that had a heating system upgradeSt. John’s Church required a boiler replacement since their old unit could no longer meet the congregation’s heating needs. This boiler installation included:

  • Weil-McLain 480 oil-fired steam boiler
  • Carlin flame retention oil burner
  • All new smoke pipe from the boiler to the chimney
  • Low water cut off and secondary switch
  • Automatic feeder
  • Preasuretrol
  • Assorted watts ball valves
  • Main steam vents
  • Black iron pipe and fittings for supply and return and return manifold
  • Copper pipe and fittings
  • Miscellaneous fittings
  • All necessary electrical wiring and controls.
  • Removal and disposal of existing boiler and related materials
  • The proposal includes all materials, labor, electrical, and permits

Townsend Energy was able to install this unit quickly and with little interruption to the church. Now they feel more comfortable and pay less on their energy costs.

If your home or business has an old, outdated heating system, then be sure to call Townsend Energy. We can go over your heating requirements and find the best system to meet your needs. Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Weil-McLain 480 Oil Fired Steam Boiler In Essex MA

Due to the age of their boiler, the St. John the Baptist Church needed a heater replacement. They were interested in replacing their old unit with one that was reliable and energy-efficient. For this reason, we recommend Weil-McLain. This reputable manufacturer produces some of the best boilers on the market today. They are known for energy efficiency, trusted performance, and a long lifespan. The Weil-McLain 480 oil boiler matched the church’s needs perfectly.

Some of the features associated with the Weil-McLain 480 oil boiler include:

  • 491,000 BTU/hour
  • Gas and oil-fired boiler
  • Cast iron sections and insulated steel jacket
  • 83% thermal efficiency
  • Can be used in a variety of applications
  • Designed for applications from 0 to 2,000 feet in elevation
  • Easy-access jacket
  • 1-year parts warranty and 10-year heat exchanger warranty
  • CSA Listed

This oil boiler works well in settings such as apartment buildings, schools, commercial properties, and our client’s church. Overall, St. John the Baptist Church is glad that they called Townsend Energy. We were able to recommend the right heating solution for their problem. Instead of repairing an old heating system, they replaced it with a new one. Their new boiler will reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort of the church.

If you have an outdated heating system in your home, it is, usually, far more cost-effective to replace then system than to spend your money on continuously repairing a system that will only last you a short amount of time.

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Boiler In Essex MA

image of a boiler technician servicing a residential boilerBoiler heating systems have been in use since the late 1870s. However, even though these heating systems have been reliably providing heat in homes and businesses for well over a century, there are many misconceptions on how to best care for them. This, of course, leads to inefficiency, wear and tear, unnecessary boiler repairs, and premature replacements. However, by understanding how to best care for a boiler, you can expect energy-efficient operation, a high level of comfort and a system that lasts its expected lifespan.

Be Sure To Schedule Boiler Maintenance Annually

An annual boiler tune-up will ensure that your boiler performs the way that you expect it to. Your system will operate efficiently and provide the comfort that you need to withstand the cold winter weather. Regular boiler maintenance also ensures that if your system has an issue, it will be addressed promptly. This prevents any boiler issues from escalating and leading to an unnecessarily costly repair and a system breakdown. Overall, it is a small investment with a major return.

Use Your Boiler Regularly

Regular operation will keep your boiler in top shape. Like all machines, sitting idle can lead to issues. Even though you may look forward to turning your boiler off in the summer weather, be sure to turn it on from time to time. Grit builds on the boiler pump when it is not in use. This can lead to a boiler breakdown once the boiler is used for heating once again. This is why most boiler malfunctions occur in the fall season, after a period of inactivity. Therefore, switch on the heating once a month even during the summer.

Do Not Perform DIY Boiler Repairs

Many try to save money by repairing their own boilers when necessary. However, unless you are a trained and experienced boiler technician, this is always a bad idea. Fiddling around with a heating system that uses combustible fuels is dangerous and can cause severe damage. Many have had to learn this the hard way. They create a bigger problem and end up spending twice as much. Instead, be safe and call a professional.

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If you’re in need of a heating or cooling replacement or any other type of HVAC service in Essex Massachusetts, call the experts at Townsend Energy today!

At Townsend Energy, we provide superior HVAC service that you can count on. Our team of NATE certified service technicians delivers skilled and knowledgeable service that is unbeatable by any of our competitors. By working with us, you can expect improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and home comfort. We can achieve all of these goals while lowering your monthly energy costs too.

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It was a pleasure to speak with you today. We are very happy everything went well with your installation. In advance, thank you for leaving us a review. We look forward to continuing to be of service to you for many years to come. Once again, Thank you.

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