Condensing Direct Vent Gas Boiler: Weil McLain or Burnham?
can anyone offer advice on what is better:
the Weil McLain Ultra 155 or the Burnham Alpine.
We are converting from oil and have received promotional material from our gas company regarding the Burnham products. The Alpine with a AFUE of 95% would cost $1100 and then we pay installation and $325 to remove the old oil tank. I have two contractors whose names were supplied by National Grid, our gas company, coming to give me a price on installation.
I had a respected contractor with loads of experience working with these high efficiency gas boilers in today and they don't work with Burnham products so if I went with him we'd go with the Weil McLain and not be able to take advantage of deals through the gas company. He was putting down the Burnham product saying that the tubing in them corrodes, etc. and that they require a lot of maintenance. His total price fully installed, removal of tank, etc. would be $8000 (I almost choked... the economy has certainly affected us and we aren't rolling in dough).
Not sure if he is just giving me a sales job on the Weil McLain or if the Burnham's are finicky.