In the market for a new residential "draft venting" Gas Boiler.
Looking at a few options......Any suggestions would be great.
Laars Mini Therm JVS125
Should I go with standing pilot or ignition?
The AFUE on these units are about the same (in the 82-84% range).
I'm open to other suggestions as well but want to keep the cost of the unit
The above units are in the $1,300 to $1,800 range. And warranty's about the
Cost varies with the contractor's overhead, the quality of the job, the
size of the boiler, the efficiency of the boiler, the quality of the
boiler, additional piping required, comfort improvements like zoning,
It is like asking: I am buying a new car, how much should it cost?
Even within the same model, with options, the price can vayr
Get several bids.
BTW, the contractor should do a load calculation to determine the
proper size if it is a hot water boiler. If it is a steam boiler, it
should be sized to supply the connected radiation.
Weil-McLain is the big name in cast iron boilers. Check their web
site. I was considering a new 100,000 BTU hot water replacement unit
and my plumber quoted $3,000 for the whole job including removing the
Take a look at Dunkirk Plymouth series too, I've had mine heating an
attached garage slab (in cold Chicago) as well as a basement slab for
about 10 years running, no service calls other than a defective pilot
thermocouple that was initially installed (Honeywell verified that
that batch of couplers was defective). I like the standing pilot kind
because the warmth of the pilot keeps the flue condensation down in
the summer and overall helps prevent rust, (I was not as concerned
about super efficiency). The price might be in your range depending
on how many BTU's you need.
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