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Posted by HeatPro on June 04, 2007 at 18:31:17:
In Reply to: Re: New Boilers?? posted by ahimon on June 04, 2007 at 16:56:26:
: Should I go gas or electric for these small apartment boilers?
If the tenants don't mind paying triple the heat bill for electric, then that's one way to go as there is less need for service than a gas unit. But then, you could just install electric baseboard for even less problems in the future. Electric costs more than gas because 2/3rd the heat energy of the fuel is wasted at the generators.
If you'd like the tenants to pay lower heating bills, then gas hot water is preferable.
Here's a way to use inexpensive boiler AND make hot water for least cost, saving $500 a year in hot water making also:
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