The Heat Transfer Products Elite FT is a fully modulating condensing boiler with an efficiency rating of up to 97% AFUE. It comes in 7 sizes ranging from 55,000 to 399,000 Btuh, has a 5:1 turndown ratio, and was named an Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 product. The Elite FT is a wall-hung unit and features a stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger for optimal heat transfer. It has top and bottom piping connections and a 40-character LCD display to program and monitor system performance.
Would not buy again1st one replaced with ft-80 under warranty -always something going wrong-only good thing it hangs on wall
Sedro Woolley, WA
We were sold a bill of goods that htp Elite ft was well worth the money and that we would be happy with efficiency and save money in heating cost. February 2017 on a cold Saturday night I am sitting in my house with no heat. This is 2 years and 4 months into my expensive purchase of the htp elite ft. This boiler is not saving me and is actually costing me money to repair. Run, run fast and far from htp Elite ft.
"3 munchkins, 1 elite"
Went through three Munchkins, all replaced under warranty. The third one was replaced with an Elite FT and I had to pay for an upgrade because the Munchkin was discontinued. Now the Elite is leaking in the heat exchanger. All the units were installed by a certified boiler tech. I'm going to replace it with a different brand, I'm through with HTP. Four boilers in nine years. I'm sorry. Do not buy HTP boilers. I learned the hard and costly way.
Bruce Township, MI
They suck. Their product sucks, it's a rip off.
"Review of Elite FT Gas Heating Water Boiler"
I purchased the Elite FT gas water boiler in 2015 after the water boiler in the house I had just purchased to renovate burst. Since it is a fairly new unit, I haven't had any issues with it yet. I specifically selected this model because it is a wall-mounted unit, which meant I was able to move the boiler out of the middle of my basement and into an inconspicuous corner. I was very pleased with its design and it is made of a heavy metal, and it does not get hot. It is also very energy efficient, which made up for the initial sticker-shock I had when I saw the price. My only real criticism of this unit is of the control panel screen, which can be a little difficult to read because it is small. Despite this, I think it is a great unit because of its energy efficiency and its design. It is pretty expensive, but I expect it to last for a long time, so it is worth the investment. I highly recommend it!
Among the few posts on HVAC forums regarding the Elite FT is one on heatinghelp.com asking for opinions on the unit. The responses were not negative but did say that it is similar to a Triangle Tube and has a heat exchanger similar to those used by other companies. A member on another post chose the Elite FT when given a choice between several boilers.
Elite FT Warranty
The warranty for the Heat Transfer Products Elite FT boiler is comprised of the following:
Complete 1-year warranty on defective parts
Limited 3-year blower motor warranty
12-year heat exchanger warranty, pro-rated after the 7th year
Labor costs are not covered by the warranty.
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