AHS Delivery and Installation in MD?

AHS delivery and installation in MD?

PostBy: Benjamin On: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:45 pm

Hello all, I'm new to this forum a few days now. I am considering buying an AHS WOC55 for my home and looking to get into coal burning for the first time. I figured it would be wise to go with a mulitfuel system in case I can't quite get the hang of the coal at first. Do any of you Marylanders out there know if AHS is represented down here? Do they deliver? And do they provide installation services? Or did you all have to drive up north to get your boilers personally and have local companies do the installation?

Re: AHS delivery and installation in MD?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:47 pm

Member Yanche lives in Sykesville and has an AHS 260. He would have a lot of answers for your questions. You may want to send him a PM but be patient, he hasn't posted in a while. A quick call to AHS could solve the purchase/freight/install questions.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: AHS delivery and installation in MD?

PostBy: top top On: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:50 am

JMO, but I would be leery of a multifuel system. Like any other multipurpose item, it involves trade offs. Efficiency is probably not optimized for either fuel. I know the last time I considered a multifuel forced air furnace, which admittedly was a long time ago, it was cheaper to buy two furnaces & install them side by side. Plus if one had problems the other was ready to go. So I bought the solid fuel furnace & never bothered to replace the oil burner. There was simply no need. Again, it is just my opinion. Just carefully look at the numbers & space requirements then do what makes sense for you.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiac Hand Fired with hopper.