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Retirement community adds efficiency with new boilers

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Retirement community adds efficiency with new boilers

Problem: Dominic Fausto Jr., owner of Absolute HVAC, was recently contacted by a long-term customer to retrofit the boiler system on a 410-bed retirement home in Queens, New York. Two huge, Scotch marine boilers have served the building since it was built in 1997. The boilers were still operational, but the owner wanted to update. Fausto recommended a high-efficiency system.

Solution: Over the course of a few weeks, Fausto worked with the northeast regional director at U.S. Boiler Co. - Burnham Brand Boilers, Chris Massey, and professionals at Venco Sales to design a condensing boiler system for the building. The plan was to install six 800 mBh Burnham Alpine condensing boilers, piped in series. “Six years ago, we made the Alpine boiler our primary condensing unit,” Fausto says. “It’s extremely dependable, very easy to install and service, and comes in such a broad size range that it can be installed in a salt box home or, as you see here, a massive commercial application.”

Result: “I think that a 40 percent energy savings this winter is a conservative estimate,” Fausto says. “Last year, we saw a 42 percent reduction in fuel use after a similar retrofit nearby.” 717/397-4701; www.usboiler.net.



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