243 West State Road 176 | Island Lake, IL 60042 800-355-7061

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Taco has announced the launch of a new batch of FI and CI pumps that meet DOE 2020 compliance mandates. Below are links to the new data sheets for the FI/CI 1507D, 2506D, & 5009D models. If you have any questions regarding these pumps, please give us a call at 800-355-7061.

1507D Submittal Data Sheets
2506D Submittal Data Sheets
5009D Submittal Data Sheets

At Mechanical Equipment, we make an effort to carry the products that our customers need while at the same time, the products that fit into our complete hydronic package. Since adding boilers to our product list, we felt that the accessory steam and hot water products used with boilers, would also benefit our customers, so we added the Sterling / Sterlco steam specialty product line.

Sterlco Steam Control Products

Sterling / Sterlco manufacturers a very high quality line of steam and hot water accessories such as:

  • High Pressure Thermostatic Traps
  • All sizes and types of F&T Traps
  • All sizes and types of boiler-feed pumps and systems
  • Steam Temperature Control valves
  • Inverted Bucket Traps
  • All sizes and types of condensate pumps and tanks

They are located just outside of Milwaukee, in New Berlin Wisconsin, with over 100 years in business. We’ve sold quite a bit of Sterlco product since we signed them on, and we haven’t had a single issue with any aspect of the product whatsoever!

Sterlco Steam Control Products
Most recently, we were contacted by United Airlines with a request for us to furnish two new Sterlco boiler feed systems at 1,000 gallons each, for better consistency and reliability. They were ecstatic with the results!

The biggest reason we chose to represent Sterlco, was their high quality line of boiler feed and condensate pumps. They are made with a 3450 RPM motor, to assure maximum efficiency while maintaining minimum motor horsepower. Available in a wide range of sizes, they are AMERICAN MADE with options that will meet or exceed your needs.

The new K Series 2’ low NPSH Pump is designed to pump hot condensate up to +212° F, on elevated tank units. If (or more likely “when”) a steam trap fails in the system, this unit continues to operate up to 12° higher than standard units. The added inducer increases vapor pressure and prevents the whole system failing due to pump cavitation. Stainless steel construction on the impeller and inducer, lengthens the life of the pump and offers supreme corrosion resistance. The K Series pump is energy efficient and will reduce total cost as well. It is engineered to fit / retro-fit current Sterlco boiler feed and condensate units, and is also a drop in replacement for other brands as well.

We stock most of these items year-round, so we can get them to you quickly. Give us a call today at 800-355-7061 to learn more about Sterlco’ s Steam Control Systems or any of our other great products.

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.

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!

comm_hydr_sysWe want to be your “go-to” source for hydronic HVAC system equipment. To do that, we need to have inventory so we can supply what you need, when you need it. This is especially true for two of our most popular product lines – TACO commercial pumps and Nexus Valves.

We have built up an inventory that is at or above $500,000 dollars made up of the most commonly requested parts – full pumps, motors, tanks and trim items, coil packs, hoses, blow-downs, and strainers.

If you or your company’s service division is buying pump parts or hydronic accessories, you should be buying them from Mechanical Equipment for two reasons.

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First, buying directly from us helps you save money. Because trade secret, directly or indirectly, most other supply houses are likely buying them from us. They then add a “middle-man” mark-up. You can avoid that if you buy direct from ME.

Second, when you buy direct from us, you save precious time. It’s that simple! We are the only TACO Commercial Representative in Northern Illinois, so buying your TACO parts from any other distributor just adds extra time for them to get it from us which delays your project.

Avoid the mark-up and buy your hydronic HVAC equipment directly from us. Chances are that we have what you need in stock, or we can get it within 24 hours in most cases. We will continue to build our inventory so that we can serve our customers better than any other source in Illinois. Call us today at 800-355-7061 for a quote or for help designing a system for a new bid.

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The new Malcolm X College was officially opened this past spring and is heralded as a “state-of-the-art” college with a focus on education / training for the healthcare industry. The old college has been demolished and will soon house the new Chicago Blackhawks Training Facility.

For the project, we furnished the main hydronic HVAC system equipment using components from:

  • Nexus valves
  • TACO pumps and accessories
  • Sterling Fin Tube, Radiant Heat, Radiant Ceiling Panels, Cab and Unit Heaters, Vibration Isolation Mount
  • MILJOCO thermometers and gauges

The 544,000 square foot building is a very modern architectural concept and acclaimed by the city of Chicago and college administrators as well. If you would like more information about the project or the equipment that we furnished, please give us a call at 800-355-7061. We’d be happy to walk you through it.

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We were thrilled to be awarded the contract to furnish virtually all of the mechanical room hydronic system components, for the very high-profile, Wrigley Field – New Office Building and Plaza Renovations Project.

The system components included TACO pumps and accessories, Sterling cab and unit heaters, Vibration Isolation mounting, Nexus valves and MILJOCO thermometers and gauges. We also furnished PERMA-PIPE for underground Chilled and Hot Water.

With an extremely aggressive schedule, on-time deliveries were critical to the project being completed in time for the Cubs’ opening day. The new state-of–the-art clubhouse is spectacular and we’re delighted to be the suppliers of the equipment that keeps the players and staff comfortable in their new environment. You can read more about the massive construction project here in this Chicago Tribune article.

Here is another rendering from the Chicago Cubs website. Impressive!

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Now that the playoffs are underway, Go Cubs!