Riverbend at Lansdowne Woods originally had four (4) 750K Btu Domestic Weben-Jarco gas boilers installed and CroppMetcalfe, an established HVAC contractor in the area, was frequently there doing repair work. “The building is 20 years old and the boilers had constant pump and system control issues, so we were cannibalizing parts from the boilers to keep at least two in operation,” said Tom Davidson, part of the HVAC team at CroppMetcalfe.
At its inception, the building had established a fund to replace aging building components. Craig Magargel, Building Manager at Riverbend knew it was time to seek a replacement. “We were spending over $10K annually just in repair and maintenance costs to keep the existing units running,” said Craig. “We wanted to look at higher- efficiency options, and CroppMetcalfe suggested we consider Rinnai Tankless.”