Boiler Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Boiler ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Auer, Baymak, Beretta, Bosch Bradford White and Bryant brands.

BRAND--------BASIC-PREMIUM-ULTIMATE

AUER----------------NA-------NA------<1* 

This brand is made in France. The PULSATOIRE units are floor standing high efficiency boilers with electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

BAYMAK-------------NA-------NA------<1* 

This brand is a part of BDR THERMEA and is made and sold in Turkey. They feature wall-hung modulating boilers but their website is not much help and the warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not very good. 

BERETTA-------NA--------1*--------<1* 

The NOVELLA models are premium boilers with a durable cast iron heat exchanger and electronic ignition. The brand is available in Europe, China, & South America but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

BOSCH---------------NA-------NA-------5* 

The GREENSTAR range offers five sizes of modulating wall-hung or floor standing boilers. They have a three speed pump and weather compensated control for added energy savings. They are backed by a very good guarantee but are only available through their approved contractor network.

BRADFORD WHITE--<1*------NA------<1*

The BRUTE MINI series of boilers are basic units with two stage control and a copper heat exchanger. The condensing models are wall-hung modulating boilers. The warranty on the units is not very good when compare to other brands. 

BRYANT---------------5*-------5*-------3* 

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized dealers. The PREFERRED SERIES BW3A units are induced draft units for easier installation and a little higher efficiency than the LEGACY line. They are made of cast iron and have durable stainless steel/titanium burners. They are for water systems only and are backed by a good guarantee. The PREFERRED SERIES BW9 have an efficiency of up to 90% and can be vented with pvc pipe for ease of installation. They have a cast aluminum heat exchanger which is lighter and more energy efficient as well as stainless steel/titanium composite burners for durability. The BWM units are high efficiency modulating/condensing boilers and have an efficiency of 96%. They have a durable stainless steel heat exchanger but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. 

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