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Posted by Longtimealaskan on August 06, 2009 at 03:24:35:
In Reply to: Re: Replacement boiler posted by HeatPro on August 05, 2009 at 15:10:42:
Thank you HeatPro. Choosing a new boiler is very confusing to me so I'd like to clarify. I would be money ahead in the long run to get a boiler in the range of 84-86% AFUE rather than one with a higher efficiency. Somebody at one of the plumbing shops also told me the higher efficiency boilers require more maintenance as well. The few local plumbing suppliers I've checked with carry Weil-McLain, and Burnham. Lowe's carries Hydrotherm. The Weil-McLain model CGs-5 is 84% AFUE, the Burnham SCG5 and PVG5 are both 85.3% AFUE, and the Hydrotherm FX-140 is 86.6% AFUE. Are these brands/models somewhat equivalent or does one or two stand out as being substantially better?
: Pick a boiler that is sold by local plumbing and heating suppliers so you can get parts easily and the local installers are familiar with them. They use those boilers because they have good success with them.
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