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D.E. Anderson, Industrial Refrigeration Service Manager
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Experience:  15 years experience. Design, install, service of residential & commercial hvac/r equip.
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We need advice whether to repair or replace a Model BEA-22

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We need advice whether to repair or replace a Model BEA-22 Vitola biferrral burner and Horicell boiler, installed in 1995. We have in-floor heating in a three-story two family house.
We have had constant problems with the ignition system, it had to be repaired every year in addition to regular maintenance visits by Copperhead.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Our question has not been answered yet.
Expert:  D.E. Anderson replied 1 year ago.
Hi, newer equipment rarely last as long as older equipment. I'd suggest replacing equipment between 12-15 years in age and anytime a repair is going to exceed 1/3 of the cost of a new machine. Ignition systems commonly fail after not being used often as I don't know your particular situation or how long it has sat unused I would consider replacement if these expenses are becoming excess of 1/3 of the cost of replacement. I hope these considerations help. Please feel free to ask if you need more info.