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Elite v. Munchkin

paule Member Posts: 17

I need a boiler for (a) DHW and (b) a hydronic coil in an air handler.  I'm looking at Heat Transfer's new Elite (<a href="http://www.htproducts.com/elite.html">http://www.htproducts.com/elite.html</a>) and their Munchkin (<a href="http://www.htproducts.com/munchkinresidential.html">http://www.htproducts.com/munchkinresidential.html</a>).  The Elite is about a $1,000 more and I'm having trouble deciding if it's worth the extra money ... to me it seems as if the biggest benefits are the 6 to 1 turn down ratio, and the new monitoring and system controls.  Any thoughts?



p.s., If it matters, there will also be indirect water heater.


  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 2,827
    peerless purefire

    Tony i have just finished a job using a purefire which is the same unit except for the control and i believe the turn down is better with htp but it seems not many have the elite at my supply houses ,the purefire was a bit more then a munchkin except it has a hook up for a system sensor which is what i was looking for ,for the extra money i think it was worth it the cabinet and the fat that the heat exchanger is now properly supported and pitched is a good point and that a condensate tank with a float switch and neutralizer are built in does save a little BS,the unit is quite and the programing was not difficult .do i think it was worth the extra coin i would say yes but i would say that the htp stainless steel side wall vent set up was better made and was worth what they charge but as for the peerless one well lets just say i should have ordered the htp one the peerless one was cheesey and not worthy of what they charged ,hope this helped peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Lance
    Lance Member Posts: 241
    If not too late

    We just finished installing a Slantfin Bobcat 200KBTU with a combi cat DWH and mixing valve. One of the best & easiest installations I ever had. No water tank was needed. Space requirements very little. Guranteed owner at least 5-6GPM on hot water demand.

    Check it out.
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