|14th Street Steam
Challenge: The client was complaining that the steam heating system was
uneven and noisy throughout the house and extremely expensive to run. He had already spent
money with other so called Heating Pros but they delivered little or no results.
how we found things. Quite a mess!
is key to saving fuel. We know how to save you fuel.
Approach: The first thing we did was make a complete technical evaluation
of the entire house. We considered the way things should be, and then we looked at the way
things were. Then we put together our plan.
Solution: We determined from the piping that this had originally been a
coal-fired system, so we installed properly sized main vents where there had been none
before. These help the steam get where it needs to go. We also determined that this home
could be heated with only one ounce of steam pressure, so we changed the pressuretrol to a
vaporstat, which is a much more precise control. We corrected the flaws in the near-boiler
piping, and we insulated it all to keep the steam from condensing before it reached the
radiators. Finally, we balanced the radiators with the proper air vents.
Our client was immediately ecstatic. He
was impressed with the quick and even heating of their home. After one full billing cycle
the client made a point to call us and inform us that not only was the system operating
beautifully, but their fuel bill had been reduced by almost 50%. That was music to our
We'd welcome the opportunity to listen to your problem and come up with a plan to solve
it. Thanks for considering us. We look forward to getting together with you.
A Superior Service and Repair Company
2110-A Clove Road Staten Island, NY 10305
Licensed Master Plumber
Phone: (718) 697- 0000
Plumbing and Heating company committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.