The Utica SSC, also known as the SSC Stainless Steel Condensing, is a modulating condensing gas boiler with an efficiency rating of 95% AFUE. It is a wall hung unit, with the bracket included, and was named an Energy Star Most Efficient 2016 product. It features a vertically mounted, 316L/444 stainless steel heat exchanger designed to remove hard water deposits and prevent scaling. The unit’s top vent connections are approved to PVC, CPVC, and polypropylene pipe, and a user display interface with text display is easy to program and includes outdoor reset for maximum fuel economy. Other features of the SSC include a probe-type low water cut-off, 30 PSI safety relief valve, boiler drain valve and condensate drain with built-in trap.
High efficiency unit is a poorly engineered unit. Continuous lockouts. Problem is interior purge line too high to rid all of water. Igniters coat due to condensate. Miserable unit fails when most needed. Had it for four years will be ripping it out after 3rd heating season. $10,000 out the window. Do not buy wall hung boiler units no matter what manufacturer. In Massachusetts all of them have continuous problems and the maintenance is more than you will save on gas.
"I just ripped it out !"
This Utica boiler has been a complete failure with so many lockouts and ignition failures I cannot even count! Two thoughts, the reset button should be outside the cover and it should have an App so I could rest this piece of shit from my bed when I wake up in a freezing cold house. Utica reps were here rebuilt the whole unit in place and it still didn't work. So today I replaced it with a Lochinvar Knight! I'd love a class action suit.
L S Hill
Saddle River, NJ
Other SSC Reviews
A post on heatinghelp.com from a homeowner asking for opinions on the SSC found many positive comments regarding the unit. A member stated that he has installed several and hasn’t had a problem. Another post on the same site had the same results, with responses saying it is a great unit and very well made.
The warranty for the Utica SSC boiler is comprised of the following:
1-year parts warranty
15-year heat exchanger warranty, prorated after the 10th year
Labor costs are not covered by the warranty.
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