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new boiler - buderus vs viessmann vs peerless? (4 Posts)
new boiler - buderus vs viessmann vs peerless?I have 3 quotes for a new oil boiler -- any advice? are these comparable? do I need more information, and if so, what?
1- "Peerless WBV03WPCL oil fired cast iron boiler"
2- "Buderus G-115/4 boiler with burner"
3- "Viessmann VR1-27 oil boiler and Viessman VR1-27 Riello oil burner"
ALSO, one quote includes replacing the value (firomatic B104CF flare
angle valve) and circulator (grundfos alpha 1555FRLC var. speed
circulator) but the other two don't. Is it a good idea to replace those?
my thoughtsI LOVE the Viessman burner which isn't what you asked, but I am throwing it out there.
Viessman is the current state of the art boiler/burner set-up in my opinion.
the downside is the price
Peerless is simple and sturdy and attractively priced.
I like them and sell loads of them to price sensitive customers.
Buderus with the logomatic control is the best value out there
for a triple pass boiler w/ outdoor reset ,
its a nice compromise between the other two
still a bit pricey but the savings of operation will pay off in the long run.
I hope this helps
Always replace the flared firomatic with any new boiler,
its so automatic I leave it out of proposals
packaged boilers come with one new circulator,
now is a good time to replace them all
Ask the ones who didn't adress it to include it, I bet they both say OK" Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" Teddy RooseveltThis post was edited by an admin on May 24, 2014 7:37 PM.
Buderus or ViessmanI would go with the Buderus or Viessman both very good triple pass boilers. When I replace a boiler I cut the pipes and replace everything valves, expansion tank, circulators etc. Not changing other components when changing the boiler is like buying a new car then asking if you can take the old tires off your old car and put them on the new car to save a buck.
well said Aaronfrom the ceiling down. Start from scratch so you can stand behind your workmanship. If they want to wheel and deal, call someone else