The Peerless Purefire is a gas-fired condensing boiler series for residential and commercial applications. Reaching up to 95 percent AFUE, this series meets Energy Star standards for efficiency and offers a small footprint, with select models standing only 36 inches tall.
The Purefire is available in nine sizes, including six residential models ranging in heating outputs from 47 to 195 MBH. Features include a modulating burner for increased efficiency, stainless steel burner and heat exchanger and a condensate neutralizer system.
A direct-vent with sealed combustion, enhanced control board features, eco-friendly LoNOx operation and a stainless steel cabinet are additional components to this series. The Purefire also has outdoor reset capability and can be configured for natural or LP gas. Every unit is factory tested before shipment.
I have 4 Peerless Purefire PF-80 Gas Boilers in an apartment building that are three years old. Installing them was a huge mistake. They were checked out by a service rep after installation and they were installed properly! The problem is they shut off frequently and I am constantly getting frantic calls from tenants when their heat is out. The problem is always that the sensor is dirty. My heater guy tested the flame last year and they are burning properly. I am at my wit's end and thinking about replacing these troublesome units with something reliable.
"PF-80-N Model is Junk"
Our furnace repairmen are like family, they are here so often. From the start there has been constant issues. The furnace goes out 5-10 a season. Parts fail, and it is not due to improper install. We email Peerless back and forth and they were rude and unprofessional, blaming all issues on the installer. Our installer has the prior model Peerless at his home and he said we are lucky as ours is more reliable than his is. We paid over $5,000 for the package. Do not buy peerless boilers. We cannot even think of leaving our home unattended in the winter as there is a very high chance the furnace will quit.
"Peerless PureFire PF-110 High Efficiency Modulating Gas Burner"
Had the system for 3-years. Constant ignition errors. Had the installer out 8 times with no success. Next steps will be dictated by Peerless' response. Will likely need to escalate through legal means.
Our pf210 with tank was installed by local professional hvac company in mid-2011. Loss of heat or dhw 5x in first 6 months that required service call. On Xmas Eve 2011, it required a new control. Until mid-2012, it failed another 2x, prompting me to send letter to HVAC co, and manufacturer stating that I believe that this is defective because of all the failures. Factory rep and local HVAC techs reinstall and set-up in July 2012. It has failed 9x since re-install, including days without DHW. Two more parts, including control, replaced. In past 10 days, HVAC tech has been here 6x. Local HVAC company ignores our contention that almost 20 failures in 2-1/2 years suggests that this equipment is defective. Will not replace. Also, the control shows date of install of 12-13-11. We have invoices stating that it was replaced 12-24-11 and 1-3-14. Service contract company will not authorize replacement unless HVAC company says so. What do you think?
"Broken Boiler & Broken Promises"
Professionally installed in June 2011, with promise that they stock all parts for anything they install, thus avoid delays in repair. There have been 17 service calls in 2-1/2 years. Thee parts were not on-hand, and had to wait. The factory rep re-installed and set-up after the first year because of the continuous problems. Same incidents of loss of heat & DHW before and since. In this week of record cold (JAN 2014), lost heat – TWICE! Have been without DHW all week. I do not have time or space to enumerate all the problems and frustration. These Peerless Boilers are JUNK!!!
Although several contractors posting on online discussion forums praise the Peerless Purefire series’ sleek design features, including the interface screen designed for easy programming, few homeowners across the web are as pleased with the unit. Sites such as contractortalk.com or heatinghelp.com host forums with a variety of customer complaints and troubleshooting issues. Instances of the boiler leaking, the unit failing to fire, faulty control boards and the unit not heating water are among the problems reported.
The review site hvac-for-beginners.com notes that the Purefire’s condensate management system is a unique feature and the durable stainless steel construction is a benefit to the unit, but mentions that the warranty on the unit is not very comprehensive.
PEERLESS Purefire Model Numbers
The Purefire is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Peerless provides a one-year warranty for parts and labors for all models of the Purefire series and a 12-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger. Units must be registered online or via warranty card to receive the fully term. Extended five and ten-year warranties for parts and labor are available through a local contractor.
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