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What am I doing wrong?

wklopf Member Posts: 44
Earlier, on another thread, I was told that the boilers which I was considering were 1.5 to 2.5 times the BTU output which my house required. I am in Illinois, about 30 miles from St. Louis, MO, so boiler installation is not that common. I did a heat loss calculation using the Slant Fin program. That calculation indicated a heat loss of 57,500 BTUs at 4 degrees. The units suggested by contractors up to that point ranged from 110,000 BTU to 200,000 BTU. The discussion on that earlier thread convinced me that a boiler of about 80,000 BTU with a turn down ratio of 10 to 1 would be ideal. When I have tried to contact contractors telling them of my heat loss and suggesting that the HTP UFT 80W would fill the bill, no one returns my calls. I also tell them who the HTP distributor for my area is. Am I doing something wrong here, and if so, what? Thanks.


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,620
    Contact the HTP rep in the area. Ask them if they can give you a list of contractors in your area that have been through HTP training
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    New England SteamWorks Member Posts: 1,520
    You'd be surprised how many contractors panic and pull out when faced with new or conflicting information.

    A good contractor would take the time to engage you in a dialogue. They may have their way, and you might have your way (information), but they'd be more than happy to have the discussion.
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