Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/buying a new gas fired boiler

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"Hi Joe, I am at the door step of purchasing a new high efficient gas fired boiler. I am clueless as most home owners are concerning a good high quality boiler.something with integrated controls *(modulating aquatics) and such.  Could you please help me using your vast past experience with repairs and such....I want a unit I can self vent so I don't have to use my old chimney. I have a hot water system...Thank you so much....Glen"

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Glen,

I personally do not install boilers, but furnaces, all brands have some models that have power vented side exhaust, using concentric plastic PVC exhaust, concentric is a one piece penetration through the side of a residence with two pipes inside a intake and exhaust, or you can the basement air for intake and exhaust the flue gas with one pipe system. You can hook your boiler to maintain water temperature based on outdoor temperature, warmer the OD temp.higher the water temperature  outdoor reset. I do not have a particular brand to recommend.  

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40+ years diversified experience.An HVAC/Refrigeration Self Employed Contractor since 1986. NATE Certifield. Answer questions pertaining to Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning , Warm Air Heating, Heat Pump systems.Mechanical and Electrical troubleshooting of these systems.Be as detailed as possible when describing problem.Packaged unit or split systems.No appliance questions.

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Installation and Troubleshooting, Mechanical and Electrical, in following areas, Refrigeration ( Walk In and Reach In Coolers and Freezers ) Commercial Roof Top and Packaged Heating/Cooling ( Natural Gas,Propane, Electric, and Heat Pumps ) Computer Room Air Conditoning Systems,Commercial Residential Packaged and Split Systems Air Conditoning and Heat Pumps.Warm Air Oil , Natural and Propane Gas Heating systems.

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Graduated from Private Technical School in 1975. An HVAC/Refrigeration Contractor . Have Unlimited Heating/Piping and Cooling Contractor License.Limited Sheetmetal Contractors License.NATE Certifield. York Certifield Master Heat Pump Technician 1986. Served 33 years combination Active Duty Air Force , Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard in the HVAC/Refrigeration Shop/Mechanical Shop. Troubleshooting/Installing HVAC/Refrigeration Equiptment Worldwide. Retiring in 2003 as a Senior NCO ,and a Mechanical Superintendent.

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