The Burnham Alpine Boiler is a gas fired, condensing stainless steel boiler. The Alpine is Energy Star rated, with an efficiency rating of 95 AFUE. The Alpine features a stainless steel heat exchanger and smart controls, which allow settings to be adjusted with the push of a button. The easy to remove control panel allows for easy servicing, and the gas, water, and electrical connections are all made from the left side of the boiler. The Alpine comes in seven models, ranging in size from 80,000 to 500,000 BTU's, and can be converted from natural gas to LP gas with the turn of a screw.
We have a six year old boiler that was serviced every year and now needs a replacement blower fan for $1300.00 (installed). Enough said.
"Awful product and service"
Converted from oil to gas in 2010. Had an Apline 105 condensing boiler installed and it has been nothing but grief since then. Motherboard has had issues twice, display has malfunctioned twice and the gas valve stopped working yesterday. It's always had issues with a hard ignition. The Burnham rep stopped responding to requests for help getting parts and resolving issues. It's clearly a poorly made product that Burnham has decided to wash their hands of. If I can just get a couple more years out of it, I'll replace it with a more reliable product from a more service oriented company. I'll never use a Burnham product again.
"Burnham Alpine Boiler Review"
The Burnham Alpine is a gas-fired, stainless steel boiler, which is used very easily. Good bang for the money you are spending. I give it a very high review rating, and I have enjoyed this product.
"Very pleased with our Alpine Boiler"
When we moved into our new home last winter, I was surprised at how quickly and efficiently our new boiler system worked. It was amazingly quiet and had no smell, unlike our other one. It's cheap to run and was my friend this winter! I would recommend the Alpine boiler to anyone looking for a new boiler!
LCD display went out. I was initially told that it would be covered under warranty, but over the course of a couple weeks Burnham declared that the boiler had never been registered (how convenient for them that things get lost in the mail), and that repair wouldn't be covered. In retrospect, certified mail would have been a good idea, but it's not something that a reputable company would require. In the end, the control panel and display both need to be replaced– they want over $1000 for parts alone, which is over 35% of the cost of the boiler. The unit works OK for now, except for absence of display. We plan to limp along without the display until a real problem surfaces. If a real problem surfaces, we can apply the $1000 towards the cost of a new burner from a more reputable company. There won't be another Burnham in my basement.
Online reviews of the Alpine are generally positive. Reviewers on doityourself.com commented on the reduced heating bill and quiet operation since installing an Alpine. Members on several sites, including brownstoner.com, remark that the Alpine is a good, efficient unit, but also note the difficulty of installation.
Product registration is required within 90 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage. The Alpine boiler is covered by a 5-year parts and labor warranty used in a residential application. The plan covers all Burnham-provided parts and the associated labor costs.
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