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My boiler broke wanted to buy a new one any suggestions, 2

Customer Question

good morning my boiler broke wanted to buy a new one any suggestions
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 2 days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: myself no
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: what btu do you recommend I have a converted two family home
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

Burnham would be my first choice, Weil Mclain my second choice. I can't size a boiler based on the minimal info you provide. I need to know if you want a gas or oil fired boiler and if you have a steam or hot water system.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I wanted a gas fired and i have hot water system
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Ok, a good reliable choice is the Burham 2 series. It has a long reliable track record. It's cast iron so it will last a long time.

Low mass condensing boilers are all the rage now but while they are more efficient they cost a lot more, are a lot more complex (read expensive to fix if you can find someone who knows how to fix it) and they don't have much of a track record so how long they will last is unknown.

Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

Do you have more questions?