I'm rather new to the list and to coal. I curently very happilty heating with a Keystoker 70k. The house is very comfortable , but as is tipical of forced hot air, very dry, even with 3 humidifiers running 24/7. The house is a 100 year old log cabin with multiple well insulated additions. Also, I pay too much for domestic hot water, and soon will pay much more; PPL customer. I'm sold on coal, sold on stokers, but due to the above concerns am interested in going to a boiler or at least a stove with a domestic loop. I have installed a very good duct system with cold air returns run off the 265 cfm convection blower, but I have, due to a current remodle project, 90% of the copper zone lines run for baseboard hot water.
I'm going possibly today to look at an EFM boiler, mostly to get educated about boilers, and would like the forums opinions on the AA130, or 260 versus EFM versus other manufactures. I have a well insulated basement that stays at 75* and 2 well insulated floors above that hold at 72*., for a total of about 2000 sq ft. Mostly I'd like to know where and when I could see a AA in operation so I could get a handle on how big they are relative to my Keystoker and how much Btu output I need.
Would appreciate your opinions.