Lochinvar Introduces the Solution High Efficiency Residential Boiler


by Lochinvar | 06/23/2008

Lochinvar® Corp. is expanding its product line with the Solution™ high-efficiency residential heating boiler. From its two-stage firing control system to its built-in pumped by-pass and combustible floor shield, the Solution is unmatched in features and benefits. Plus, it is remarkably compact, lightweight, adaptable, and easy to install.

The heart of the Solution boiler is its gasketless copper finned-tube heat exchanger, which provides for fast, high-efficiency heat transfer. Another advantage is the low mass design, which means water heats faster inside the boiler. Plus, the Solution requires no gaskets, reducing the risk of leaks or system failure. Add cast-iron headers for long-lasting durability, and the Solution achieves exceptionally low energy consumption and operating costs—with a rating of 84% AFUE.

New features include a low-profile, built-in draft hood and top-mounted water connections for simple installation and service. The new two-stage firing control system provides dramatic fuel savings by allowing a Solution boiler to reduce its firing rate when full boiler output is not required to satisfy heating needs. The new Intermittent Ignition Device also reduces fuel costs by eliminating the need for a continuously burning pilot light.

The maintenance features of the new Solution boiler have also been thoroughly upgraded after extensive field research. The Solution allows easy access to all major components for servicing. Even the heat exchanger is designed to slide out the front of the boiler for faster maintenance. The top water connections make replacements a snap, and the heavy-duty stainless steel burners can easily be adapted for use with either natural gas or liquefied petroleum (LP).

Furthermore, while other boilers often require system piping upgrades that are cumbersome and expensive, the Solution eliminates this problem with its built-in bypass piping and pump arrangement. By providing constant flow through the boiler when only a single zone of the radiant system is calling for heat, the bypass keeps the copper heat transfer surface clean and operating at peak efficiency.

The Solution high-efficiency boiler is available in models from 45,000 to 260,000 Btu/hr and is approved for installation on combustible floors. The Solution also comes with Lochinvar’s exclusive 20-year Limited Warranty.