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New bioler install, quotes, etc
We are in the market to have a new gas fired boiler and a seperate water tank for potable water installed in the coming month or so. I've had two plumbing and heating contractors come out so far and both want to sell me different boilers and I suspect the next set of contractors will do the same.
So far I have been presented with a quote that includes a Burnham Alpine modulating boiler, and the seperate water tank, with all the plumbing (nice manifold, shut off vales at each zone, spiral thingy instead of the air vents, and so on - pictures of other jobs show good quality workmanship and equipment used (e.g. Taco).
Second company all the salesperson could talk about was Viessmann. I get a quote today and there is no Veissmann, instead there is a quote for a Lochnivar Knight system and a Munchkin contender. This company seems to do the same quality plumbing work, with qualty materials as well based on photos of other jobs.
Both quotes are around the same price point, so now I am confused. Who makes the better boiler? What happens when the next contractor suggests yet another brand?
The Burnham Alpine guy did seem to do a better job looking around hte house, measuring stuff, etc. to get a handle on our heating needs (we are currently using only a water heater to heat the baseboard (copper tube w/aluminum fins), and of course a water heater alone doesn't cut it in the Winters of NH.
Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts are all welcome...