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Old American Standard Arcoliner

Tom_85 Member Posts: 1
I bought an old house and am in the process of a slow rebuild. The furnace(boiler? I dont know the difference) is an American Standard Arcoliner Ser2BTJ3. It works well and I have no problems with heat(cast iron radiators) or hot water or reliability(knock on wood). The house has fresh insulation, windows and doors and my oil bills are reasonable for a 1200 sq ft house. In the next year I plan to add a 400 sq ft room upstairs with a half bath on a seperate zone. Is it better to replace now or in the spring? Is there a cost effective way to make this burner more efficiant? How do I determine the proper BTU's for the size of my house? Who makes the best unit for my application?
Tom DeCillis


  • Bob_88
    Bob_88 Member Posts: 8

    Other than a burner upgrade, your thermal efficency will stay the same, but burner efficency will increase. I would replace complete unit when adding the addition to your heating system. Look at Buderus 215 series boiler with Logamatic control and a Riello burner. But beware if you have an old chimney have it lined, and be prpared to here venting noise due to the positive pressure burner.
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