Need a new Boiler


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Old 10-19-05, 06:04 PM
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Need a new Boiler

I have a Weil-McLain boiler that has to be from the mid-late seventies in my house. I just purchased the house and want to change the boiler. I am not sure what to get. The input/output is 180,00btu's/144,000btu's respectivily. My home is about 1900sq ft with a basement that is not heated. We have two zones and have the intentions of putting in a third zone for the basement. Can someone please advise me of what to do and the price I might pay for a new boiler? I am a new homeowner and this is all new to me.

Thank you in advance for your help.....
 
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Old 10-20-05, 05:59 PM
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144K is a lot of heat. Very few houses need that much. I stongly suggest you either contact a contractor or do a Manual J heat loss calculation yourself (a good idea anyway just to keep the honest people honest). You can download & run the program for about $50 from: http://hvaccomputer.com There is also a program you can order for free from Slant Fin. http://www.slantfin.com
 
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Old 10-21-05, 03:23 PM
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How much heat do you recommend on the input side?
 
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Old 10-21-05, 06:56 PM
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How much heat

You need to find out how much you need on the output side. That is the purpose of the links I provided.
 
 

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