Oil Fired Boiler Ratings part 3, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Oil fired boiler ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Burnham, Carrier, Centrometal, Cetik, and Columbia brands.



This brand of residential boilers is actually manufactured by US BOILER COMPANY. The V8H units are basic cast iron boilers while the MPO-IQ model is a three pass cast iron boiler with advanced controls. Their IQ control platform allows the installation of an optional energy saving control package that can result in a 15 -20% fuel savings. The brand is available in the USA through authorized contractors but their warranty on parts (other than the heat exchanger) is not as good as some of the other brands.


This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION and is available in the USA and Canada through their dealer network. The PERFORMANCE 86 units are compact cast iron boilers with an AFUE of up to 86%. They have a swing open burner door to make it easier to clean the unit. The BW4 is for central heating only while the BW5 also produces hot water for domestic use. They have a very good warranty. 


These boilers are made in Croatia and are sold in Europe. The EKO-CUP M3 units are three pass steel boilers that are available in six sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.


The EKO MG series of boilers is made in Turkey and is sold worldwide. They feature a refractory lined heat exchanger for durability and are available in thirteen sizes to fit any application. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 


The EMERALD SERIES units (shown here) have a one piece ceramic fiber chamber for durability and a built in air scoop system to eliminate air from the heating system. The WB SERIES units have a three pass heat exchanger for efficiency and can either be direct vented or chimney vented. The CASCO BAY SERIES (CBX) units include a 5 gallon per minute hot water coil and have a swing open boiler door for ease of maintenance. It can also be vented through an existing chimney or direct vent. The LV models are low mass units that contain less water and therefore are a little more efficient. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through their limited dealer network.

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