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When a day at the office requires a helicopter…

Rooms with Views...

Ansonia Property Management handles 2101 S. Michigan Avenue, offering spectacular skyline views and an exceptional living experience in one of Chicago’s most exciting neighborhoods. Residents enjoy newly renovated, modern-styled apartments with beautiful cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, designer plank flooring with radiant heating and many amenities.

But how are the Boilers?

Boilersource, in partnership with Kirwan Mechanical, were on site completing a QuantumFlo Domestic Water Pressure Booster project, and management asked us to look at a problem in the building to recommend a potential fix. Condensing boilers that were installed less than 9 years ago had been failing with leaking aluminum heat exchangers that were no longer under warranty. The property management company had lost faith in the boilers, and the previous company that sold them the system. Additionally, due to the location of the system in the penthouseof the 28-story building, repairs were complicated and costly. A new solution was desired that offered the quality this building deserved and peace of mind for its management. After collaborative consultations, we recommended Raypak Xvers®Stainless Steel Condensing FiretubeBoilers as a high quality solution.

Helicopter Help!

In order to get the old boilers out of the building, and the new ones up to the penthouse, Midwest Helicopter Airways and Standard Cartage were contracted to get the job done. On a beautiful fall morning, a flatbed truck stopped traffic at the intersection of 21st street and iconic Michigan Avenue to allow a helicopter room to maneuver and pick up the boilers. In less than 20 minutes, the new equipment was on the roof, and the failed equipment was on a truck headed to the scrap yard. Withassistance from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department,2101 S. Michigan Avenue now enjoys high performing boilers.  


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