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Posted by HeatPro on October 14, 2006 at 17:38:08:
In Reply to: Re: Weil Mclain wtgo-4 or Burnham v83 camparison posted by Vincent C on October 14, 2006 at 16:19:32:
: Below are my questions:
: 1. Which Boiler is the better one? And why.
The best heater is:
The one the salesman is selling
The one the homeowner bought
When comparing similar boilers it is a matter of which installer can do the better job, as a flunky can make the best boiler system leak and corrode from fresh oxygen coming in to replace that lost, where a good repairman can make the worst boiler function for decades.
: 2. Which Boiler has a better maintenance record?
If you go to 100 homes, you'll see that there is no maintenance record at all, as there is no professional in the home to keep such a record. there are hundreds of thousands of boilers still functioning over a generation ins spite of lousy care.
: 3. Which boiler is more energy efficent?
I hope the estimators gave you the literature with that printed right on the sheet. As almost every boiler of that kind comes from the factory between 74% and 87% AFUE today, there is nothing much to compare.
: 4. What is the retail cost of each boiler? I live in Rhode Island.
+ Ask the right people, the ones who sell the boilers in your area - the suppliers, they can give you a retail price. However, that won't do you much good, as you won't get a warrantee on the boiler unless it is installed by a pro who has an office, trucks, men, and taxes to pay for by his labor - that's written right in the factory warrantee sheets.
: Thank you for your advice
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