With our oil fired boiler ratings, you can cut through all of the sales hype and find value. We have performed the research and combined the manufacturers' information with our heating system service experience to provide our unique rating system. It truly is like taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have given you our top picks followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.
Our top pick is from CARRIER which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION. 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. carrier.com
Our ultimate boiler is the SYSTEM 2000 model from ENERGY KINETICS and it is a high efficiency boiler that is backed by a very good guarantee. Its unique spiral heat exchange design provides a large ten feet of surface to transfer heat from the exhaust gas to the boiler water and their silent burner enclosure provides for very quiet operation.
The brand is made and sold in the USA but is only available through their authorized dealers.
We continue our oil fired boiler ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse the list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.
This brand is made in America and offers a wide variety of models. The OLYMPIA models are compact horizontal tube units that can be direct vented. The WL SERIES units are traditional vertical tube boilers with a built in domestic hot water coil. The CENTAURUS units have a built in 41 gallon domestic hot water storage tank and the OLYMPIA model boiler is a packaged unit. The OHM model is designed to be installed outside the home which can keep much of the mess from the unit outside. The warranty is not as good as some brands but has a solid guarantee on the heat exchanger.