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Gas Fired Boiler Comparisons

Curios Member Posts: 1
I need to replace a 40 year old low efficiency gas fired boiler.   Is there any particular model to stay away from or people preferred?

Right now I am looking at

-Prestige from Triangle Tube

-Conservator 90 series from Lenox

-Ultra PHD from Weil-McLain

-Slant fin

Are these all made the same or is there a difference??



  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,666
    Ultra PHD from Weil-McLain

    I know nothing about the others, but it is the W-M Ultra-2 that has a PHD controller in it.

    I do not believe you can get the Ultra-2 series anymore, because they have been replaced by the Ultra-3 series that has a Ucontrol board instead. It is more flexible than the PHD one (you can have three thermostat connections, each at a different priority, and each can have a different output temperature).

    They may also have the Ultra-3-UE series, but I do not know what the difference is.
  • MIke_Jonas
    MIke_Jonas Member Posts: 209
    No one makes a bad boiler

    I do not believe there is a "best" or "worst" boiler.

    Choose the installer first. Let them decide what would be best for your particular installation.

    The installation is key.

    I have two lines that I prefer and always quote. I have factory training  from both, I have parts on hand for both. I have a very good relationship with the local wholesalers of these brands and the local reps.

    Make sure they do a heat load calculation.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
    Now that is

    The right answer Mr. Jonas . The second part to that equation is finding that installer with the same frame of mind, and credentials as yourself. In the cconsumers area...Find a Pro Box.

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