Hard to believe this boiler mounts right on the wall and will heat our whole building.
Today is the BIG day - the boiler / water heater day. The last few weeks have been crazy. At my husband's suggestion I checked our original contractor's credit only to find judgments against him to the tune of $36,000 or more - very recent judgments. That being the case - we didn't trust handing him half our money up front. I don't have a lot of experience dealing with contractors - but my husband said that most contractors who've been in the business for a while and have good credit - ask for the payment when the work is done.
So - back to my spreadsheet of bids. We went up one contractor - he had recently had drug charges filed against him. Up one more contractor -A+ rating with the BBB and never had any judgments filed in the state of Alaska - works for me. So here we are with an $11,000 loan but a $12,560 bid. This months going to be tight - but worth the peace of mind.
Today is the BWH day - today and tomorrow they will rip out our 20+ year old heating system to install a new heating / water heating system that should be 95% efficient and put out more consistent heat and hot water. The boiler will be wall mounted - imagine that - and we'll go from 2 80 gallon independent water heaters to 1 80 gallon water heater run off the boiler. We should gain a ton of space - I'm going to go get "before" pictures before it's too late... and in about an hour and half - while I'm at work - the magic will begin...
It's all down hill from here - right?