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Final Boiler Decision: Peerless PF vs Weil McLain GV 90
I'm in the middle of my first oil-to-gas conversion in Massachusetts and would love some insight from contractors and home owners alike.
narrowed my search for a hot-water/gas-fired boiler down to two. I know
both brands have been discussed on The Wall, but it seems like the
head-to-head comparisons are best done on a case by case basis.
My first option is a 91.4% AFUE Weil-McLain GV90+5 cast iron boiler w/ indirect HW.
My second option is a 95% AFUE Peerless Purefire 110N also w/ indirect HW.
My concerns are as follows:
I've been told that 95% AFUE units have sophisticated features so that
it's not just a 3% efficiency upgrade, but it's a smarter boiler (and thereby saves you more energy money). For example, I'm told the 90-92% units don't offer the full outdoor
reset and constant circulation with burner modulation features.
Is this accurate and a legitimate reason to upgrade to a 95%? How much value am I gaining?
2. I've heard bad things about Peerless (more so than other brands): the PF units are prone to malfunction early, the repairs are costly, the warranty is not at all comprehensive, and the customer service is no good.
Can anyone speak to dealing with a Peerless PF unit and with Peerless as a company?
Right now, I'm leaning toward the 91.4% Weil-McLain because it seems like the more durable option.
Assuming both contracts are legitimate and can get the install done right, can anyone provide any insight as to which unit you would choose and why?
Let me know, thanks for reading.