Oil Fired Boiler Ratings part 8, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Oil fired boiler ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Olsen, Peerless, Pennco, Pensotti, and Perge brands.

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

OLSEN-----------------4*----------------NA

This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL and the units are available through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. The UML models are basic multiposition furnaces that feature a two pass heat exchanger for added efficiency. They are available with standard PSC blowers or in a variable speed model (UMLV). They are backed by a very good warranty.

PEERLESS--------------2*----------------3*

This brand is from PB HEAT LLC and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized installers.

The WBV/WV units are chimney vented units for either steam or hot water systems. They are available in three sizes to match the needs of the home and have a swing out burner door for easier cleaning and maintenance.

The PINNACLE unit (shown here) is a sealed combustion, condensing boiler with an AFUE of up to 93%. It is only available in two sizes (70000 or 84000 btu/hr) but features a durable stainless steel heat exchanger and a slim profile for installation in those tight spots.

PENNCO--------------<1*----------------NA

This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL and is available in the U.S.A but only through a limited dealer network. The KEYSTONE models are available for either steam or hot water systems. They are cast iron units with an AFUE of up to 86.4% and an optional domestic hot water coil available. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.  

PENSOTTI-------------1*-----------------NA

The DK2 units have an AFUE of up to 88.6% and can be direct vented or use an existing chimney. They have a three pass cast iron heat exchanger with a lifetime guarantee as well as a swing out burner door for ease of maintenance and cleaning. The brand is a part of GRANBY INDUSTRIES and is made in Canada.

PERGE---------------<1*---------------<1* 

This brand is made in France. The OPTITHERM  boilers are low temperature heating only or combi models with two independent heating circuits. The OPTICONDENS is a condensing boiler but the warranty on the units is not very good. 

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