Lochinvar Boiler Reviews - Lochinvar produces hot water boilers from 84% AFUE to 95.3% AFUE*. Lochinvar produces boilers for residential and light commercial applications and is based out of Lebanon, TN. Capacities for residential Lochinvar hot water boilers range from 50,000 BTU to 300,000 BTU’s.
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Lochinvar also produces other types of hot water heating systems including modulating condensing boilers in both the floor models and wall mount types for both residential and commercial uses. The Lochinvar line also includes boiler controls systems, buffer tanks, storage tanks, indirect-fired heating tanks, pool and spa heating systems, and a solar hot water heating system.
Various features of selected Lochinvar hot water boilers include:
- ASME certified Lochinvar hot water boilers
- Stainless Steel combustion chamber on selected Lochinvar hot water boilers
- Heavy gauge steel jacket on selected Lochinvar hot water boilers
- Modulating firing rates for selected Lochinvar hot water boilers
- Built-in outdoor air reset for selected Lochinvar hot water boilers
- Smart system control on selected Lochinvar hot water boilers
Lochinvar Boiler Model Comparison Guide
|Lochinvar Boiler Model Comparison Guide|
|Model||Efficiency||Mounting||Operation||Energy Star Rated|
|KNIGHT® FIRE TUBE BOILER||95% AFUE Efficiency||Wall or Floor||Modulating||√*|
|NOBLE® COMBINATION GAS BOILER/SPACE HEATING APPLIANCE||95% AFUE||Wall||Modulating||√*|
|EPIC® FIRE TUBE COMBINATION GAS BOILER / SPACE HEATING APPLIANCE Available in Canada Only||95% AFUE||Wall||Modulating||√*|
|NOBLE® FIRE TUBE BOILER||95% AFUE||Wall||Modulating||√*|
|SOLUTION™ HEATING BOILER||Up to 84% AFUE||Floor||Two-Stage||X|
|*Always check the Energy Star website for product eligibility.|
Always read and understand the warranty before signing the installation contract. Most HVAC products, if not installed properly, can lead to inefficiency and premature failure.
Additionally, you will have lots of problems, including constant repairs if not installed correctly. That is especially true for boilers, even with a warranty that can still cost you money. Most HVAC warranties only cover parts and not labor. Therefore, it is crucial to hire a qualified, credible contractor for the installation — someone who knows what they are doing, especially with boilers.
A good, credible contractor will offer you their contractor warranty in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty. These types of warranties typically cover parts and labor for a term of one year. It doesn’t matter whether it is an HVAC contractor or a plumbing contractor; it is crucial to get a qualified boiler installer to do the work. Despite the manufacturer’s warranty, you will have to pay for labor. Finally, some good questions to ask about any warranty will include:
- Will the warranty transfer to the new owner if I sell the house?
- Who pays for shipping if the part has to be expedited?
Lochinvar Boiler Buyer’s Guide
To help consumers when purchasing new HVAC products, we have written a complimentary guide. This buyer’s guide goes along with or product reviews to help you make the best of your purchase. It is geared mainly to help you make the right decisions and know some inside information about the process. How the contractors operate and things to look for in a good, qualified contractor that is truly interested in delivering a great product for you. Of course, we always recommend a qualified, credible contractor over any brand. In any case, see our HVAC Consumer Buyer’s Guide for help in your new boiler purchase.
Lochinvar Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings - About Lochinvar
Lochinvar began producing water heaters in 1919 by its founder Walter Vallett, Sr. Lochinvar is a family-owned business with the Vallett family still running the business from its world headquarters in Lebanon, TN.
For more information about Lochinvar and its latest models and efficiency ratings, please visit the Lochinvar website.
For best results and efficiency ratings, always check with the manufacturer for a list of contractors certified to install their products. Any HVAC systems must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and parameters, industry best practices, and all safety codes. You can also read our page, How to Find a Good HVAC Company.
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*For all efficiency ratings please visit the AHRI website database for manufacturer’s certification for efficiency for a specific model number appliance. AHRI is the certifying and testing agency responsible for the efficiency ratings with the HVAC industry.