Our church has a problem. The building is old so it has old equipment. The original boiler heating system is still in place. I fear that it won’t be for much longer. It is definitely a stout piece of steel. But it just doesn’t produce the punch needed to warm the congregation of the old church. There has been debate among parishioners about how to solve the heating issue. Much of the church wants to go with the local HVAC provider without an estimate. The other faction thinks that idea is preposterous without accepting bids. I am in the latter group. Somewhat secretly, I scheduled an appointment with another HVAC business. The heating and cooling technician arrived as scheduled. The HVAC pro offered an estimate that was significantly lower than the congregation member. So, I tried a second heating & cooling company to take a look. That HVAC company also offered a much lower estimate for removing then replacing the boiler. This presents a challenge. As a deacon, I am obligated to go to the pastor with my findings with regard to replacing the boiler. The new estimates offer solutions for both heating and cooling at a lower rate than our church member. The cost quoted by the church member only covers replacing the boiler. That quote did not include the air conditioning side of the HVAC system. I will have to go with my head on this. Recommending the cheaper but all incorporating HVAC plan is the right thing to do. I hate so many people will be upset by just changing out a boiler.