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EK systems or Burnham MPO or Peerless?
Hi there, I'm a newbie to all of this, just a homeowner trying to decide what to replace our gas water heater and boiler with. Both were not up to code, and our water heater just kicked the bucket. First plumber tried to sell us a Navien, but I like my long hot showers, and I want my boiler to last many years. Split-level ranch, fin tube baseboard heat, three zones basement, main living areas and bedrooms. Current 30 year old gas boiler on its last legs but actually still performing fairly well, but there might be an exhaust issue and it is not up to code. Have an estimate for EK-1 system, then a stackable Combi EK system, and a Peerless system. Don't even understand if the EK-1 system is an older version of the EK 2000 that everyone talks about on here? And how does the stackable Accent EK system compared to other options as far as efficiency? Should I just go with the more traditional non condensing boiler with indirect water heater route? I don't think anyone's done a heat loss calculation, have one more company coming on Friday, we'll see what they do. Getting overwhelmed with the choices and understanding the differences. Rudimentary understanding, limited budget, non-handy husband, help! I appreciate any clarifications, advice, I know many different systems could work. I was told that bc we have an older baseboard fin tube heating setup, that we wouldn't get the most out of high efficiency systems. Does that include the EK 2000?