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hvac PROJECT Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc, WI, installed high-efficiency condensing boilers from Weil-McLain, Michigan City, IN. Church Sings Praises Of Condensing Boilers Weil-McLain's Evergreen boilers provide efficiency and ease of operation. The 95% AFUE Evergreen unit provides simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications, a durable design, and is said to be easy to install, use, and maintain. W copal Church in Oconomowoc, WI, The boiler manufacturer offered to honor the warran- sign seemed attractive in terms of overcoming our issues," church administrators needed guidance and help. New, ty and install new units, but church administrators de- said Georgeson. "We also liked the warranty, the ability to high-efficiency condensing boilers from Weil-McLain, clined. Instead, Georgeson requested bids from three me- easily service them, and that Schulte Heating was a local Michigan City, IN, provided the answer to solve their chanical contractors, including local firm Schulte firm." heating woes. Heating. Schulte submitted a bid to install Weil-McLain Rich Schulte, Jr., vice president of Schulte Heating, boilers, while the two other firms proposed installing dif- oversaw the boiler-upgrade project. "Upon our analysis, in ferent manufacturers' equipment. addition to having unreliable boilers, the church also had ith failing boilers and an inefficient heat- that were considered state-of-the-art when we bought ing system at the historical Zion Epis- them." The church is a Wisconsin landmark, founded more than a century and a half ago. The present-day stone church situated on Fowler Lake was built in 1889. "We chose Weil-McLain Evergreen units because we thought the engineering was excellent and the system de- "We invested a lot of time researching and evaluating quite a bit more capacity than they needed with the four "Our heating system consisted of four nearly 12-year- commercial boilers and reviewing the proposals we re- previous boilers," said Schulte. "And, the church knew it old 199-MBH boilers," said Linda Georgeson, senior war- ceived," said Georgeson. "In an open meeting of the had to act quickly because they wouldn't be able to heat den with the church. "Two of the four boilers were no church, we charted cross comparisons of all of the differ- the building with only one functioning boiler." longer functioning, and we were convinced the other two ent units, the associated costs and warranties, and who In September 2015, church staff determined it was time would fail because one was leaking. We were quite dis- would handle installation." In the end, Schulte Heating to proceed with the project, and the Evergreen units were tressed to have such failures on this large purchase of units and Weil-McLain came out on top. installed in October. 30 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE JUL/AUG 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture July/August 2016

The Architects
Re-Imagining Detroit
Cigar Factory Embarks On A New Life
Windows & Door Products
Historic Renovation Includes Geothermal
Church Sings Praises Of Condensing Boilers
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Raising The Roof On Historical Bath House
Two Paws Up For Rubber Floors
Interiors Products
Library Blends Stone And Glass
Exteriors Products
Lighting For The Future
Lighting & Electrical Products
High-In-The-Sky Safety
Building Technology Products

Commercial Architecture July/August 2016