Choosing an Energy-Efficient Boiler
We are looking to replace our home’s 1960s “Ack-o-Matic” boiler. We were hoping to replace it with a 90% efficient model, but have been steered away from doing so by 3 HVAC contractors due to reliability of these models and annual maintenance.
The 3 quotes we received were different brands of ~83% efficient boilers, and different materials – cast iron and copper.
Consumer Reports did a review of boiler brands earlier this year, but had just 2 measures – reliability and owner satisfaction, and interestingly, there was not much correspondence between those 2 measures.
We would greatly appreciate links to any sources that would help us select a boiler, or any personal recommendations or thoughts.
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