what is the best residential steam boiler? I would like to know some opinions on the best built residential steam boilers, please.
"Condensing Steam Boiler" is a contradiction in terms. I am sure there will be other opinions on this site, but a good place to start is Burnham, a personal favorite of mine. Glenn Stanton of Burnham is a wealth of information and may well contribute to this thread.
Your first step will always be to determine if you have a hot water boiler or a steam boiler. If you don't see a circulator (pump on a hot water heating system) or if you have a clear glass tube on one side of your boiler then it's a steam boiler. Good to know if you have to contact a technician.
The steam boiler is an old convection heating technology dating back over 200 years and is commonly found in older homes. Because steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot water boilers they are inherently less efficient than their hot water cousins.
Payback period can be calculated by dividing $2,000 (the difference in price between the two boilers) by the annual energy cost difference of $300 = 6.7 years. So an energy savings of $300/year will offset the extra cost of a high-efficiency boiler in 6.7 years.
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Utica Boiler UB90-100 IV Series Gas Boilers. This is a quality boiler in the mid-efficiency range, a good mix of lower cost than condensing boilers but reasonable operating costs too.
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