By Gary Sprague
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Crown Boilers produces residential and commercial boilers, furnaces and indirect water heaters. The company is based in Philadelphia, PA. Crown is a subsdidiary of Burnham Holdings, Inc., which reported annual sales of $200.3 million in 2014.
Crown Boiler Company was founded in 1949 and originally distributed products for heating systems such as operation controls and oil burners in the Northeatern part of the country. Crown began to expand in the 1970's after showcasing a line of residential cast-iron boilers, and by the 1990's they were supplying hydronic boilers throughout the U.S.
The company's products are carried by several national heating and cooling companies. Crown also sells its line of heating products through individual wholesalers.
Crown Boiler Company carries a wide variety of products for heating both homes and businesses. Heating units for residential oil and gas-fired systems are available, as well as commercial heavy-duty units. Select gas-fired boilers are Energy Star rated, including the 95% AFUE rated Phantom, and all four of Crown's oil-fired boilers feature the Energy Star label.
Warm air furnaces that run on gas and oil are available at Crown Boiler Company, with gas furnaces available in 80+ and 90+ units. Crown also produces indirect water heaters, including vertical, horizontal, and solar units. All products come equipped with Honeywell controls. The company says it considers safety an important part of its product line and all boilers arrive ready to be installed. A full parts and accessory inventory rounds out the products of Crown.
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P. O. Box 14818
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 535-8900
Crown provides a standard one-year warranty for parts. The heat exchanger warranty on residential boilers ranges from 7 years to a lifetime warranty, while the cast iron section of commercial units has a 10-year warranty. Labor is not covered in the standard warranty.
An extended warranty can be purchased within three months of installation. The extended warranty covers all labor and parts for a time period of five or ten years, chosen by the buyer. If a home is sold, the extended warranty is transferrable.