I have a 1960's American Standard 180 btu boiler with a built-in coil for domestic water. The boiler needs to be replaced and I'm just looking for a general "thumbs-up" that the option that has been presented to me by the plumber makes sense or if there are any potential gotchas here. Here's the beef:
3 level home w/2400 square feet, old casement windows
replace w/ Laars Mini Therm copper boiler 160 btu, 2 stage
build new side arm w/50 gallon tank for domestic
My questions are:
Is it generally better to build a side-arm or are there options / benefits for having a tankless boiler system? Do they make them still?
Is the boiler presented a good option or are there other mfg's I should look at - how about an iron boiler?
Thanks in advance for any education & insight!!!