Freddy wrote: Coal Gun is having a Spring sale...it ends tomorrow!!
I wouldn't freak out too bad. I was told by AHS that the "spring sale" ended on Feb 15th. I think they just pick a date ~1 month from the date you talk to them.
What did you get for a price?
also, I've been going through the same dilemma you are in.... I've never though about the power consumption different between the boilers.
Here's some links from past discussions.http://nepacrossroads.com/post27786.html#p27786Decision between Keystoker and AHS coal gun
For me it came down to availability. With 2 kids in diapers, I'm broke, so I was looking used. It looks like I will be getting a KA-4
I like the design of the AHS S130 with the self cleaning exchanger, but $5k just wasn't gonna cut it for me.
Also, make sure you have a supply for PEA coal for the AHS S130. I never called my dealer, but I don't know if he carries PEA. Every dealer has a supply of Rice coal. That could make your decision for you.