Gas boiler recommendations
October 14, 2015 9:28 PM   Subscribe

My old gas boiler is on the fritz and may have to be replaced. Which brands and models of gas boiler furnaces are known for reliability? Which aren't? I've found furnacecompare.com but are there other sources? Any gas boiler repair/HVAC MeFi'ers out there who have some insight into this? Thanks!
posted by storybored to Home & Garden (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Do you heat with hot water or steam? The boilers are different - in particular, hot water boilers can be way more efficient.
posted by mr vino at 12:13 AM on October 15, 2015


I recently replaced my hot water boiler and hot water tank with a supper efficient Triangle Tube combination unit. My bills are greatly reduced, but I have had it break or stop working at least once a year, if not every six months. I love the low gas bills, summer months I pay about $15 and the winter for hot water and heat is rarely more than $100. I would recommend a combination unit that works on demand and say that Bosch or one of the other high end national brands would be a great upgrade. When I get tired of mine, I am definitely replacing it with a good Bosch unit.
posted by Nackt at 4:27 AM on October 15, 2015


Thanks for that Nackt.
Mr Vino, I have a hot water boiler.
posted by storybored at 7:44 AM on October 15, 2015


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