AnewENTity t1_jcgj5uj wrote

Maybe, but those can often be replaced. I think the metal and the unit overall design is just much cheaper now a days. The whole they don’t build them like they used to thing.

My own aqua stat box (water thermostat) died but I was able to have it replaced for about $350 all together. That was actually when I had the long convo with the HVAC tech (who was my client for other work) and he told me to keep this as long as I can cause they see a lot of issues with the newer ones and the life span is around 10-15 years only depending on the model.


AnewENTity t1_jcgdiop wrote

This might not be the whole story.

Modern “high efficiency” boilers are only 10% or so more efficient and they have much higher failure rates. I actually researched it and I’ve talked to some clients of mine who run HVAC companies and they are not super thrilled with most of the units either.

Depending on how good the insulation is in Op’s house that might actually be a better use for that money. Op was able to get the unit PM’d by an expert so I don’t think they need to run and replace it

For reference I have a late 70’s or early 80’s Dunkirk that runs like a top and I was told to hold on to it as long as I can.


AnewENTity t1_itvha5j wrote

Yep I fucked up when I stopped paying the roofer who damaged my house after he wouldn’t provide insurance info and waited for him to sue me. I hired a lawyer for the MDJ and he wrote a brief showing every way the contract was invalid under PA remodel laws. The guy didn’t even want to read it

The magistrate acted like I was lying until I showed videos of it raining in my attic in to dozens of buckets. He at first didn’t even want to watch those.

I should have went to MDJ myself then sued him in common pleas with the lawyer