A co-worker who had been burning anthracite for years in a hand fired stove sparked my interest the first year I dished out $2400 for fuel oil a few winters ago. He told me some day he wanted to install an anthracite boiler to heat the whole house and said it will be an AHS-130. No other choices.He gave me an endless amount of reasons why he thought it was the Cadillac of boilers.l I played 50 questions with him for months. Finally I convinced mom that we needed to go look at this AHS coal boiler, but C-O-A-L was a four letter word to my wife and she tried her best short of divorcing me to avoid the "go ahead".
I think she just got tired of me bringing up the subject 24/7 that broke her down.
We made the 100 mile trip for a first look together and in the spring I was hauling a new AHS-130 up the road to Clarion.
I spent all summer plumbing her in and every time the wife look out at me, she just shut the door and shake her head.
Well let me tell you tonight it's -1 degree outside and 73 inside and we've got never ending hot water! She now preaches to EVERYONE. This house has never been so cozy as it is running this AHS-130. I'm not sure now who likes it more, me or her. It is even better than I expected actually. We both just love it.