Consumer Reviews of Heat Transfer Products boilers
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Date created: 2015-04-17
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
"A great efficient source of heat for the entire house."
I couldn't be more happy with my boiler system; radiant heat is superb. I converted all heat demand to be supplied by a boiler. The recovery time on the hot water is quick, less than an hour even after everyone in the house showers. The warm floor on your toes on a winter's morning is a nice perk. It takes quite awhile for the radiant heat to transfer to the air, so I have a standby electric heating element in the A/C unit just in case. The flame sensing unit tends to soot up every other year; the boiler does not see the flame, and it shuts itself down. Kind of annoying, but easy to replace.
Date created: 2015-03-29
Location: Albany, NY
"Junk in any language"
In my opinion: overpriced, overrated, unreliable piece of junk manufactured by a company that provides no support other than to take more money from its customers to replace the product with another piece of junk. What a frickin' waste of money and what a horrible experience dealing with Heat Transfer Products (HTP). I will certainly avoid their other products, such as the Elite boiler, SuperStor Ultra water heater, Elite FT boiler, Phoenix water heater (this bird ain't coming back from the dead), Pioneer and MC series. If I sound upset it's because I am. HTP gives a bad name to High Efficiency. I will never buy any HTP product ever. I like nothing about the product. I dislike everything about it.
Date created: 2015-03-05
Location: Pittsburgh PA
"Heat Transfer Products Boiler Review"
I have owned the HTP boiler for 2 years. It is quite and efficient. No problems to date and I have only had 1 service for standard maintenance. I would definitely buy this same brand again and recommend it to a friend. The model series I own is the MC series. I have been told the igniter might need to be replaced around 2 years but so far no issues with mine. This boiler is servicing a 2500 sf home and does it flawlessly. The unit was installed by a local HVAC contractor in only 1 day. The service man only had good things to say about this brand as we'll. I do clean the dust off the boiler every few months and the factory finish still looks great. I believe the cost of this unit is comparable to other boilers of the same quality. You can not hear the boiler running at all from upstairs.
Date created: 2014-12-01
Name: S. Hongould
I have a Voyager boiler with a hydronic coil. Besides replacing the igniter in a 18-month period and now about every 2 years, and replacing the boiler once, it's been rock solid. This is a household of 5 and it's heating a 3500 square foot home and domestic hot water for 14 years.
Date created: 2014-05-23
Name: Sprog Archer
Location: Boston, MA
"Rock Solid (if you take proper care)"
Installed myself: 8yrs of flawless operation... Here's the key: the vent needs to be correct distance (otherwise the unit sucks up combustion). The heat exchanger needs to be cleaned (I use a depth gauge to clean out the crud). Flush the combustion chamber with water to clean out. Clean the controller circuit board with compressed air to prevent shorts from dust. I perform this service myself every other year in ~30min. Less effort than car maintenance.
Date created: 2014-05-10
"FO9 error code"
Tutti-- Wisconsin---You should not get any leaking. You need to determine the source of the leak. When you have a leak, fresh water comes into the boiler, carrying oxygen into the system. Oxygen decomposes any iron in your system piping. Boilers are not supposed to leak. As for the f09 error code, read the posts as it is very well covered by my "Homer" posts. You do need to clean your boiler at least every 3 years. That means doing more than just cleaning the probes (which should be part of the yearly inspection). The built-in condensation trap need to be cleaned so that the condensate that is produced during combustion can leave the boiler's combustion chamber. You need a boiler guy (hydronics) to check out the leak as there is so many places that leaks can occur. Put a glass under the overflow pipe (pressure relief valve, prv) and see if it is coming from there. If the leak is coming from the prv, check system pressure on the gauge. It should be about 12-15 psi cold and when hot less than 20 psi. Also, if the expansion tank is water logged, pressure in the system can exceed 30 psi and water will be forced out the prv. Any of these caused requires replacing the prv when repairs are made. Read the posts, folks!
Date created: 2014-03-07
Name: J Roberts
Location: richmond, va
"My 2 are good after 8 and 6 years"
Have had no probs with mine. One at each house I own in Richmond va.
Date created: 2014-03-02
"11 years no problems- until now"
Not a problem for 11 years. Now we are getting f09 codes. We have cleaned both probes and works for a while. Now I see there is water in the cabinet and on the floor around the munchkin-- any ideas where the water would be coming from? Should I be concerned or can it wait until this miserable winter is over?
Date created: 2014-03-02
Name: Larry P
"My Munchkin rocks"
My 140m (natural gas) has been running flawlessly for seven years. Space heating and domestic hot water. I've cleaned it twice. I maintain commercial HVAC systems for a living... wish they ran as well. Now maybe I just got a good one. I'm reading all the gripes but my experience has been great. I'm not an installer, but I did install the Munchkin myself. I followed HTP's instructions. (Yes, I should analyze the combustion gas one day)
Date created: 2014-03-01
Name: D Donarski
Location: Minong, WI
"Internal Leak Warranty Worthless"
I installed a Munchkin 140 mlp in October of 2006 after being told it was an excellent choice. The cost of the boiler and installation was $3846. Now it has developed an internal leak. Munchkin states it has a prorated 12yr leak warranty. Being in it's 8th year, I was told it was 75% covered by warranty. By the time the tacked on installation, shipping and processing fees plus a huge increase in the cost of the boiler, replacing it under warranty would cost me $4700. This warranty is worthless!
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