Posted by jtown on February 12, 2000 at 11:40:44:
In Reply to: Selecting a new boiler posted by Ben Blyton on February 12, 2000 at 07:46:32:
If your boiler is not pouring water onto the floor, I wouldn't replace it. Most "parts" that might need changing later are usually made by other companies and are interchangeable and will be around. Weil-McLain has been around a very long time, as have others. They all probably have about the same odds unless you want to read their annual reports etc. Locally your shops might deal only a few. I greatly doubt that a new boiler will be 2x as efficient unless yours is way out of tune etc. The weil-mclain website will give the cga rating, probably about 85% for an AFUE, your old one might very well be 70-75%. Ten percent is a long ways from 100%. If you have a coal conversion unit it will be at the lower end. 200,000 is a very big boiler. If you have that sort of load you should have a good heatloss done. You might want to look at reducing the load instead of buying a boiler 15yrs early.
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