The Department of Energy (DOE) has made some changes that affect commercial and industrial pump systems. To stay up to date and compliant, you might be interested in registering for this free webinar. Taco, one of our most popular manufacturers, is hosting “DOE Commercial Pump Regulations and Labeling” on Oct. 25th at 1 p.m. CST.

Did you know that 25% of currently available pumps will not be saleable as of January 27, 2020 due to new energy efficiency levels being implemented by the DOE. This webinar will cover the scope of pumps affected by the new Commercial & Industrial Pump rules, the new rating system, test methods and performance requirements. It will also explore the industry’s efforts to implement a new Energy Rating labeling program, which is similar in look-and-feel to the Energy Star appliance labels and can easily be used by utility incentive programs to incentivize the purchase of high-efficiency pumps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the scope of products covered under the DOE rulemaking
  • Pump Energy Index (PEI) is the new DOE metric – what it means and how it’s applied
  • Learn the compliance timelines
  • See what the new pump label looks like and how it will help affect purchases of higher efficiency equipment

Register Here

Our commitment to customer service is one of the main principles of our company’s mission and brand. We are constantly striving to exceed your highest expectations. It’s why we have aligned ourselves with the best mechanical equipment manufacturers, and why we have hired and retained the best service staff.

This year we wanted to take it up a notch and thank our customers for their loyalty and support over the years. On August 17th, we held our first “customer appreciation” golf outing at the beautiful Makray Memorial Golf Course in Barrington. Over 140 of our clients showed up on a day when the weather started out looking a bit ominous. But by the time our BBQ lunch was served (burgers, brats and cold beverages) the sun was shining and the day was off to a perfect start.

The golf was excellent and all of the guests received a goody bag with lots of fun things inside. Our customers enjoyed meeting our team and networking with others. There were contests and prizes galore, including four Hole-in-one contests with a 2017 Ford F150 Pick-Up Truck as the biggest prize available. We had two longest drive contests, two closest to the pin contests, and two longest putt contests. There was a low-score contest and five team events, all overseen and scored by the club professional Don Habjan.

After some of the best golf of the summer, a terrific buffet dinner and desert was served.

If you weren’t able to make the event we hope you can next year but we do want to take the time to say thank you for your support and loyalty. If there is anything that we can help you with, please call us at 800-355-7061.

Mechanical Equipment is offering a 15% discount on our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits (part #BP-0000-0345 ). This special offer will be applied to maintenance kits orders starting October 16th, 2017 through October 31st, 2017.

As we approach winter, the importance of annual maintenance will help ensure optimal performance of your Patterson-Kelley Boilers and frankly, all of your equipment. Annual maintenance work provides your company with additional service revenue, gives you an opportunity to get in front of your customers again, and keeps them happy with superior service.

To learn more about our Patterson-Kelley Annual Maintenance Kits, just contact Dean in our office at 800-355-7061.

Nexus Valve has launched a new product, the Flamco Pressure Step Deaerator (PSD) and we’ve got it for you.

A new and innovative tool, the unit utilizes vacuum technology to deaerate entrained air in hot or chilled water hydronics systems.

The compact design allows the PSD to be installed in almost any mechanical situation. The PSD is an efficient low-power consumption unit requiring only 110v and 3 amps to run, and is easy to program through simple LED readout controls.

Key Features

  • Password protection for parameter entry
  • Pressure settings in 1 PSI increments
  • Service reminder option (12 months)
  • Pump exercising option (2 second pulse if inactive for 60 days)
  • Event logging for pump start, pump run hours counter, electrical
  • Interruption and common alarm
  • Auxilary contacts for common fault
  • Pump fault, pressure transducer
  • Vacuum deaerating, turbo and normal interval modes
  • Pump inlet strainer and pump check valve
  • Glycol mixture up to 50%
  • Vacuum cylinder
  • Adjustable diff erential
  • MODBUS and RS485 connectivity
  • Will deaerate system volumes up to 39,625 gallons
  • Two year warranty

If you are interested in learning more about this product, download the brochure or give us a call at 800-355-7061. We’re happy to answer any of your questions or help design a system for your client.

We wanted to share a case story with you that involved one of the popular product lines we carry, Nexus Valves. We hope sharing this case story of how they solved a noise issue at a local University will give you some ideas on solutions your can provide your clients.

Recently Nexus Valve and one of their manufacturers’ representatives, Faco, were highlighted in HVAC/P magazine for a project that used the Dynamic, a combined pressure independent flow limiter and control valve, to solve a noise issue at a local university. The Dynamic, along with custom valve packages, were combined with the NexLok push-fit connection system to provide a fast, clean installation for the partnered contractors.

In the case story, you’ll see that Ball State University had an opportunity to renovate one of its popular residence halls,which is an eight-story building housing 450 students and features a computer lab, fitness room, lounge area, and laundry rooms. The building was 46 years old and residents were complaining of loud noise associated with the water pressure.

The University turned to Nexus Valve for a solution with the issue. Nexus Valve brought in their local manufacturer’s representative Faco to help solve the challenge and use this project as a training opportunity for their Dynamic Valves.

The result was to suggest a pressure independent control valve combined with a thermal motoric actuator to keep constant water pressure,which significantly reduces the noise level.

Not only did the solution they designed using the Nexus Valve system solve the noise problem, but when it was combined with new technology, the tool-less industrial strength Nex-Lok push-fit connection system, it allowed for a fast, clean installation that avoided damages in tight spaces. In fact, overall the contractor felt it ended up being an 80% faster install. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Want to read more about this case story? Click here and go to page 30 of the HVAC/P magazine.

To learn more about the Nexus Valves Dynamic valves/ Nex-Lok solution and how it could help make your next project more efficient and effective, give us a call at 800-355-7061.

Have a case story of how you were able to solve a customer challenge using our products? We’d love to feature it on our blog. Shoot us an email at sales@buymeinc.com to get the ball rolling.


Patterson-Kelley officially announced the release of the smaller, higher-efficiency Mid-Size SONIC® condensing boiler, comprised of the more compact SC-650-1000 boilers for comfort heat and the SCD-650-1000 hot water supply boiler for domestic hot water applications.

Some highlights of the new Mid-Size SONIC:

  • Is 60% smaller than the leading competition
  • Operates up to AHRI-certified 97 percent efficiency with up to 7:1 turndown
  • Stainless steel design for longer life and greater reliability
  • Integrates seemlessly with existing hydronic systems
  • Perfect for new installation or retrofit projects

If you would like more information about this new stainless steel condensing boiler or how it might fit into your next project, give us a call at 800-355-7061 and we’d be happy to answer any questions.

We are proud to announce that we are the new Kelvion Heat Exchanger representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois.

Kelvion has a wide variety of plate and frame heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, finned tube heat exchangers, modular cooling tower systems, and refrigeration heat exchangers.

As successor to the GEA Heat Exchangers Group, they continue to break new ground, making discerning customers more successful than ever with their integrated heat exchanger solutions.

While our line of Taco Heat Exchangers will continue to be our main offering, we are now able to fill the unique applications that only Kelvion serves, including AHRI certified requirements.

Give us a shot at your next project and let us impress you with the quality and economic solutions that only Mechanical Equipment can offer! Call today at 800-355-7061.


We were thrilled to learn that Mechanical Equipment earned two awards at the Nexus National Sales meeting February 28th, 2017.

Nexus honored us once again with the coveted “Outstanding Achievement Award” for sales in 2016. In addition to that award, we were also chosen to receive the brand new “Pacesetter” award for outstanding leadership and sales in excess of one-million dollars of Nexus Products.

We are honored to represent such a fine product and company. The people at Nexus are friendly, professional and supportive. They truly make our job as a Manufacturer’s Representative easier!

Nexus continues to introduce new products every single year and it’s no surprise they are the number one flow-control valve company in America. They are now owned by Aalberts Industries, which opens the doors to many other new products to serve our industry and most importantly, our customers.

We now offer the new NexLock system of connections for copper and poly piping, rated to 250psi. Push-in and go, it’s as simple as that!

Watch for future additions such as temperature control valves, manifolds for chilled beams, sail panels, etc. and many more. Mechanical Equipment sells more combination coil packs than anyone in Illinois, and we keep a complete inventory for immediate delivery, so give us a call at 800-355-7061 and let us supply your next project.

Mechanical Equipment is proud to announce that we are the new Sterlco representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois for their hot water system steam control products.

Sterlco is a well recognized name in steam control and many other hot water system product applications. By adding them to our Product Line Card, we can now offer you steam traps of all types and sizes – float & thermostatic, bucket, inverted bucket thermostatic, etc. We offer boiler-feed systems, tanks condensate receivers, condensate pumps, radiator valves, centrifugal pumps, any steam or hot water accessory needed for your boiler room.

We carry many Sterlco items in stock here at Mechanical Equipment in Island Lake or at the facility in New Berlin Wisconsin, so we’re able to meet the most demanding schedules, getting you the equipment you need when you need it.

Give us a call at 800-355-7061 for your hot water system application and let us show you the best service in town, along with the finest quality product options!


Mechanical Equipment is proud to announce that we are the Patterson-Kelley Boiler representatives in Chicago and downstate Illinois for their line of commercial boilers and water heaters.

Patterson-Kelley has been a long time supplier of exceptional quality products here in the Chicago market for more than thirty years, and they continue to be the leaders in reliability, efficiency and innovation in commercial hot water heating solutions. Patterson-Kelley offers a full-line of condensing and non-condensing boilers.

In addition to boilers, they also manufacture and sell instantaneous and semi-instantaneous water heaters. Plus, they offer an array of commercial boiler and water heating products including gas fired, dual fuel and outdoor boilers.


If you are working on an HVAC project in a school, college or university, office building, hospital, stadium or sporting facility, or other industrial facility, give us a call to see if there is a Patterson-Kelley boiler perfect for your needs.

Please give your helpful representative at Mechanical Equipment a call for your next application and learn more about why we are proud to represent Patterson-Kelley, the leader in the industry for hot water heating systems!