LAARS Endurance Boiler
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The Endurance line of boilers is manufactured by Laars for residential applications. Endurance boilers are gas-fired and are either hydronic or a combination boiler/water heater. The boilers may be powered by natural or propane gas; there are six models in the Endurance line. Four models are hydronic boilers and two are the combination models. Laars is owned by the Bradford White Corporation.
Consumer Reviews of the LAARS Endurance
Date created: 2013-03-15
Location: Fitchburg, MA
"Thinking about replacing already."
We bought this brand new condo 7 years ago. The unit has been a nightmare. My wife's brother has plumbing/heating business. Everytime he has had to work on this furnace, he has called laars and the first thing they tell him is to replace the most expensive part or they don't give him any help troubleshooting. This week we had to put in a new circulation pump and then only after the 2nd call to laars did tell there was a problem with the water flow switch. It is running ok for now, but we are considering putting a new furnace the next time something goes wrong. We are tired of throwing good money away.
Date created: 2013-03-02
Name: J Roberts
Location: Ontario Canada
"We installed a lot of them. Now they are ALL failing."
I own an hvac company in Ontario Canada. a few years back ,we were convinced by our supplier to install Laars boilers. What a huge mistake. Almost every one has been a nightmare. The Endurance is one of the worst units I've ever had the misfortune to work on. The corrosive condensate collects in the bottom of the heat exchanger. This is where the ignitor/flame rod assembly and venter motor are located. The condensate, being acidic, makes quick work of them. I have ended up fixing them, over and over, at my own cost, out of guilt for installing them. Laars is completely useless! They will never admit that there was a huge design flaw in this unit, as well as almost all of their equipment. Laars commercial boilers are, believe it or not, even WORSE! The Mighty Therm 2? I'll be lucky if these don't bankrupt me! They self distruct. They EAT ignitors, and the burners disintegrate every year or so. Laars excuse for this was that the boiler combustion was not set up properly. BS!! They were meticulously adjusted on install and even double checked by another company! The burners melt themselves, the burner compartment and case. It's a major job to tear them down and rebuild them every year or so. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE LAARS AGAIN.
Date created: 2012-10-14
Name: Paul blanchard
Location: Northern ontario
"Another circuit board"
In two years I have replaced the circuit board three times and the flame sensor twice. There is something wrong here??? No warranty on circuit boards??? I can see why.
Date created: 2012-08-17
Name: B. Wall
Location: Gloucester, MA
"Piece of Crap"
If you want to spend at least $1,000 a year, ever year, replacing worn out parts on your boiler, then the laars boiler is for you. Good luck finding somebody who knows how to fix them. STAY AWAY!
Date created: 2012-07-16
Name: Ed Hyland
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
""THE GOOD OLD DAYS""
July 16 (daddy's birthday) When my mother purchased a laars edp boiler 15 yrs ago, we thought we were installing a Cadillac to replace the pieced together collection of used parts my plumber daddy installed over the years. He had disabled all of the safety interlocks on the boiler and made strange noises in the middle of the night. I used to have nightmares about our house burning down because of that boiler in the basement. Well comparing the old piece of junk my daddy installed over the years with the nice new laars boiler, I think we could easily say the cost has driven up astronomically. We likely could have operated the old system for 50 more years for the same money mom has spent on the initial installation and repair costs for the several thousand dollar replacement components over these 15 yrs. The bad part about it is I didnít read all of these 15 terrible consumer reports before telling the repair man to bring us a replacement control unit module. Sadly it is probably just a $2 capacitor that needs fixing, but mom will have to shell out $1100 to replace the whole control module to able her to again wash her face with hot water. The good old days really were great! Daddy's old furnace was noisy and looked like junk, but it ran better and cheaper than mom's new replacement Cadillac.
Date created: 2012-01-29
Name: LINDA DUFF
Location: French River, Ontario
Years owned: 8
"TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY"
When we built our retirement home in 2003-2004... we thought we were putting in a high-end system that would be efficient, cost effective and give us years of good service. We were wrong! The Laars Endurance ebp 110 has cost us literally thousands in repairs and parts. We had our first issue 27 months after installation. The flame igniter has been replaced 6 times now, the actuator valve & switch replaced, inducer ventor motor burner column replaced. The warranty on parts is generally 1 year and they need to be replaced after 1 year no doubt about it! We have had no success with Laars Canada except to say that the techs you speak to on the phone are very nice but can offer no guarantee of hope for resolving any of the on-going issues with this system. No one wants to admit there is a design flaw! We are now keeping this system going until May (using parts from other Laars systems that have been scrapped by their owners)and will put in a furnace, hot water tank and some other system where we can utilize the hydronics in our basement. To say we are frustrated, angry and disappointed is understating our situation.
Date created: 2011-11-11
Name: Terri Biram
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Years owned: 7
I have never been so disappointed in a piece of equipment as I am with this Laars EBP110 boiler. I began having problems with it after only 4 years. It is continually Locking Out and my serviceman can not find out why. He has even called the company itself, to no avail. I have had to replace the circuit board twice and the ignitor 4 times. Once after only 6 months. The cost of all the service calls would have been astronomical if it weren't for the wonderful serviceman who doesn't charge me for every call out. I would have been in the poor house years ago if that were the case. Some weeks he is here at least 3 times. I am now looking at having it replaced, but have not decided on a suitable replacement yet. I'm dong my homework this time.
Date created: 2011-11-07
Years owned: 5
"Dont buy it!"
Nothing has been good about this Laars EBP110 model. We had it new 5 years ago and are finally replacing it with another brand. The company seems to think it couldn't possibly be there problem, even when seasoned technicians are telling me otherwise.
Date created: 2011-09-06
Name: elizabeth brault
Location: wetaskiwin, alberta canada
Years owned: 10
"waste of your hard earned money"
After the first year we had to put in over a $1000 then it has cost us money every year...finally the installer told us he has replaced every one of the units he has put in. We are looking at 10 to 12 thousand dollars to replace now. ARE You kidding me!!! We hired a professional and this is what you get... so much for warranty, that means absolutely nothing. Its hard to get parts. Why is that my problem? You had no problem taking my money when we built our new house. We have no hot water now because the system has failed again and we don't have another 12 thousand to spend. We live in Alberta Canada where it goes down to 30 below zero....SO Now what do we do?
Date created: 2011-08-15
Name: Bill Hulse
Location: Manchester, NJ
Years owned: 9
After only 2 months of operation, the inducer fan failed. After 20 months, the dhw flow switch failed, and had to be replaced with an improved version (paddle switch) that necessitated additional plumbing mods. The anti-condensing valve was the next to go and after 3 years the unit started making loud roaring sounds upon start-up in high-fire mode. Laars said it is caused by clogged coil assembly, which is costly to replace or clean due to accessibility issues and component cost. No one wants to service Laars units.
Date created: 2011-07-30
Name: Mill Moore
Location: Hartford VT
Years owned: 11
"Teledyne Laars Endurance"
The boiler chews up ignitor/flame sensor units (at more than $100 each) about every 18 months, and I have gone through four circuit boards (>$300 each)! This is a highly unreliable unit. Local service techs say my problems are typical. They advise against purchase of this brand.
Date created: 2011-05-09
Location: Ontario, Canada
Years owned: 9
I purchased this unit after the big "sales" job on how great this unit was. The unit was compact relative to what it would provide; i.e. domestic hot water, in floor heating and heating for the air handler. the electronic main board failed a few years. Now, the combustion chamber coil is blown, the water flow sensor has failed and the DHW heat exchanger is showing early signs of failure. Given all the initial positives that were indicated to me upon purchasing the unit, it is so very disappointing to have mulitple heating contractors talk about how poor the Laars has been in their opinion.
Date created: 2011-02-08
Location: Boston MA
"Endurance is Crap!"
Our laars Endurance boiler (heat and hot water unit) is terrible. For the past five years (machine only 7 years old) it has completely shut down every winter. We are left cold and poor each year. Plumbers who come to repair it have commented that this piece of equipment is awful. do not purchase!! The company, located in nh, doesn't seem to care that they are selling such a faulty product.
Other Endurance Reviews
Hvac-talk.com reveals an interesting discussion about a Laars Endurance boiler. The homeowner is interested in installing a combination model to supply heating and enough hot water for a whirlpool bath. An installer mentions that Laars is a reliable brand, but that many other brands are reliable also.
One consumer mentions a problem with a Laars Endurance boiler and asks for help on justanswer.com. The boiler will not turn on; an HVAC expert responds saying it may be a problem with the outdoor sensor. The consumer decides to call a technician.
Customers can write in to heatinghelp.com and some companies have actual representatives that will respond. A Laars customer service representative took part in a discussion about a faulty flow switch on an Endurance boiler. Laars has redesigned the flow switch several times in an effort to prevent leaking. The customer was able to locate an acceptable replacement for an affordable price.
LAARS Endurance Model Numbers
The Endurance is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Laars Endurance boilers have a one-year limited warranty for all parts. The heat exchanger and the storage tank carry a ten-year limited parts warranty. In addition, the heat exchanger is covered on a prorated basis for years eleven through twenty after the installation date. Labor costs are not covered by the warranty.