HVAC Replacement Update 2/11/2018
About 3 months ago we had a Minute for Mission where we discussed that our
aged heating and air conditioning system has provided us with good service over
the last 65 years, but now due to it's age, it will no longer properly heat, cool or
provide humidity control for our church. It's time for it to be retired.
In those last 3 months we've had an hvac engineer, a mechanical engineer, an
electrical engineer, a structural engineer and a fire protection engineer look at our
building and develop a set of Plans and Specifications,
From the plans and specifications, we had 3-contractors bid the hvac system
replacement and the low bid contractor, Vision Air Services, was selected.
Vision Air has completed many projects with this type of system and they came
recommended by the manufacturer and a current system owner. Total cost of the
new system is $660,000.00. We signed a contract 3-weeks ago with Vision Air
and installation will begin the week of 2/11. Completion is expected around the
1st of July.
An Oversight Committee consisting of 2-Trustees and 2-Session members has
been formed. They will inspect the project on a regular basis, control finances
and make update reports to the Congregation. The oversight committee members
are Bridget Muller, Ralph Manis, Larry Hinkle and Mike Chieppo.
The construction sequence will be:
1. Chapel / Nursery and Living Room
2. Education Wing / Conference Room / Scout Room / Archives and Library
3. Sanctuary / Choir Room and Narthexes (Upper and Lower)
4. Fellowship Hall
The new system will be a Heat Pump type system called Variable Refrigerant Flow.
It's one of the highest, if not the highest, energy efficient systems available today.
The system is reliable, provides more temperature controlled zones, will be easier
to operate and maintain, and will serve us for many years to come.
Thank you, and if you have any questions, technical or otherwise, Please
feel free to contact one of the Oversight Committee members and we will get
back to you.
Thank you, we look forward to a great project and we'll keep you posted.
The Oversight Committee