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Boiler Quality

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,492
if he'll put that five-year-payback promise in writing.
Retired and loving it.


  • George J
    George J Member Posts: 7
    Boiler Quality?

    So most of the guys around here use Burnham or Weil-McLean. Along comes a radiant guy and he tells me thst hands down the Buderus is a better value in that it is much higher quality and is more easy to service. Also says Buderus is designed for Europe where fuel cost much more than here so it has features that reduce temerature swings, and make it more efficient. He went on to say that the savings from effenciency would pay for the whole boiler in a little over 5 years.
    Is this True?

    Also, this is a GAS application not oil.
    If so, why is everyone not using these - seems like a good sell?
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,094
    oil fired

    I know i may hear it but if it's oil i would say hands down very good product my first choice in any application .The big one is no combustion chamber no target wall either 3 pass comes with baffles and the passes are horizontal much better then standard pin vertical single pass .Very well made insulation package there boilers stand by loss is got to be less just because of the 3 1/2 insulation wrap around jacket .On cleaning just un due 2 bolts and the whole front opens right there you have access to your flue passes and combustion chamber .I know i believe burmham and weil mc lean have put new oil fired units out to compete with the european companies that do have most of the same features as buderus .Buderus like other european boiler companies make there own out door reset designed for there systems each companies control straighty is a little different unlike american manafutures who use other companies products tekmar and others not manafaturing there own reset and mixing controls .Buderus also use a better quality cast then found in most domestic boilers. For the extra money and if the guy knows what he,s doing ,heat loss, pumping away,isolation valves ect.then i would do it as for the boiler i've had no issues with then even installed one in my retired parents home over 5 years ago not one promblem .great product peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981

    All quality products . The One to go with is the one that the guy installing and maintaining the equipment recommends.

    Price differences aren't really a big factor at this point...but the guy that has to fix anything that goes wrong is the one to trust. He is trying to give you his best product....the one he believes in and trusts. (whichever brand it may be).

    Brand of boiler is an afterthought when the installer knows and uses ANY line of product. The bigger question is....Do you trust this installer to both install and continue to service the product YOU ultimately buy and have installed? You will get your answer then. Chris
  • boiler quality

    Hands down buderus is one of the best on the US market between there design & controls.
    I have never had a problem with there product in over 10 years of installing or service.
    There custumer service & product reliability is great as well as there training programs .
    Have had a 215 series boiler in my home for 5 years now with all radiant floor & wall heating without a problem .
    Many contractors are not willing to get proper training on the controls so they shy away from the whole package and would rather just install the old work horse boiler ( peerless burnham or wiel mclain )pin type cast iron with standard contols.
    Just make sure who ever does this work will do a heat loss and size it correctly and you will enjoy comfort in home & save money to boot.
    I don't know about the five year payback but buderus does state a 30% savings with there logamatic with outdoor reset.

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  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
    Buderus GB142

    condensing wall hung boiler will save you money. But I'm not sure the added cost for the 85% efficent GA series nat draft gas boilers are any better then Weil or Burnham. When comparing costs, I'd rather get a Burnham revolution @ 88% efficent over a Buderus GA124.
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