You would think that we would recommend always going for the ultra efficient because it will pay for itself over time. Well, that is not always the case with boilers. Boilers are designed differently than a furnace. From our experience in dealing with ultra efficient boiler models, we always agree that a Standard Efficiency Boiler (~85% AFUE) with an Outdoor Reset is better than a Ultra Efficient boiler for the following reasons:
A Standard Efficient boiler is not for everyone though...
We feel the best option for boilers is to go with a standard efficiency boiler like the Buderus we currently offer, unless venting options is limiting you or you have venting for a ultra efficient boiler already. The efficiency is good... it's simple and to the point. Any company can service, it's built to last for a long time, and it's very service friendly, which means your HVAC contractor can take care of you and not have to worry about tracking down and ordering very specific parts, or to trace down complicated electrical gremlins.
Sometimes the highest tech isn't always the best option, but it will depend on your unique situation.
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