Oil Fired Boiler Ratings part 4, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Oil fired boiler ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Crown, De Dietrich, Dettson, Domusa, and Dunkirk brands.

BRAND---------------BASIC--CONDENSING

CROWN----------------1*----------------NA 

This brand is made by BURNHAM HOLDINGS. The FREEPORT SERIES units are available in chimney vent models (CT) or direct vent models (ODV). They have a three pass heat exchanger for efficiency, a refractory lined burn chamber, and a swing open burner door for ease of maintenance. The direct vent units have a concentric vent termination for easier and better looking installation. The TOBAGO SERIES units are single pass (less efficient) hot water boilers that offer an optional domestic hot water coil. They are for homes with existing chimneys and are sold exclusively through VELOCITY BOILER WORKS.

DE DIETRICH--------<1*----------------NA

This brand is a part of GROUP BDR THERMEA and is available through their dealer network.

The GT series (shown here) offers three pass cast iron boilers in five sizes to match the size of the home. They have electronic controls for ease of operation and can be vented through a chimney or by direct vent for flexibility. 

DETTSON--------------3*----------------NA

This brand is a subsidiary of GROUPE OUELLET CANADA. The HMR series units are for heating and the HMT series can provide heating and hot water. The standard warranty on these units is very good and they offer an optional sealed combustion kit for added energy savings. The units are available through authorized contractors in the USA as well as Canada.

DOMUSA-------------<1*---------------<1*

These units are made in Spain and the brand is a part of MONDRAGON CORPORATION. The JAKA range offers low temperature units in four sizes. The EVOLUTION EV range offers high efficiency boilers for heating only or for heating and domestic hot water production. They are durable cast iron units but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

DUNKIRK-------------<1*----------------NA

This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL and the units are available in the USA but only through a limited dealer network. The EMPIRE II SERIES features cast iron boilers with a swing open burner door for easier maintenance and repair. They are for installations with an existing chimney and offer an optional domestic hot water coil. The EXCELSIOR EXB series offers compact three pass boilers that can be direct vented for easier installation. The warranty on the units is not as good as other brands.

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