Commercial Solutions

Heat a Casino

Contractor Name

Mark DeMarse, U.P. Plumbing and Heating Inc., Escanaba, Michigan

Job Location

Island Resort and Casino, Harris, Michigan

Job Description

Commercial Laundry. The Resort has over 300 hotel rooms, a convention center and three restaurants. When the hotel opened this spring, they found the installed domestic water heating system (Four 100-gallon, 240,000 BTU commercial water heaters) supplied only a fraction of what they needed.

Special Circumstances

To meet the project demands, the water heater manufacturer had proposed adding eight 100 gallon, 240,000 BTU commercial gas water heaters (for a total of 12) and four 350-gallon storage tanks. Space considerations aside, piping, wiring and venting would have been a challenge.

Why Weil-McLain® Equipment

The Ultra boiler and Plus water heater were an easy choice. Besides the equipment reliability, efficiency and the support of Weil-McLain®, the 15-year water heater warranty made sense versus three years on commercial gas water heaters.