What are the 10 Best Boilers?
a Boilers manufactures gas and oil-fired boilers designed for both residential and commercial applications. Utica Boilers is a subsidiary of ECR International, a privately held company headquartered in Utica, N.Y.
Earl C. Reed founded Utica, a cast iron boiler manufacturing facility, in 1928, alongside Dunkirk Radiator Corp. At that time it was called “The Utica Companies”. Utica acquired Oneida Royal in 1990. ECR International was formed as a result of a merger between the Utica and Dunkirk companies in June 1999. Today ECR is parent to seven subsidiaries.
In 2008 a 30,000 square foot expansion, along with a research and development lab for hydronic and air source equipment design and testing, was added to the Utica facility.
Utica makes high-efficiency residential and commercial oil and gas boilers, many of which are Energy Star-qualified. The company offers 5 series in its line of gas condensing boilers, all of which are Energy Star qualified. Among these is the SSC, a stainless steel, wall-hung modulating boiler reaching up to 95 percent AFUE. The sealed combustion, direct vent hot water boiler is reportedly low in maintenance and self-cleaning. The SSC was named an Energy Star Most Efficient 2015 product.
Gas boilers include the MGB Series/MGC Series, a mid-efficiency line with AFUE ratings up to 83.9 percent. The line uses a control system that checks the water temperature to ensure that the burner starts once the residual heat has been transferred to the system, in order to optimize the unit’s efficiency.
The TriFire is one of the available oil boilers; features of this 3-pass high-efficiency boiler include a high limit control with LED Display, easy-to-program dial settings, boiler water temperature reset and low water cut off functionality. The Trifire has an eco-friendly design and features efficiency as high as 87% AFUE.
The entire heat exchanger on Utica’s hot water boilers is covered by a limited lifetime warranty, pro-rated after the 20th year. Condensing boilers are covered by a 15-year heat exchanger warranty, pro-rated after the 10th year. All other component parts are covered by a 1-year warranty from the installation date.