AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

How would you rate your experience with AHS?

Loved it!!
19
43%
Liked it
16
36%
Just another company
5
11%
Bad Experience
1
2%
Would advise others to stay away!
3
7%
 
Total votes : 44

AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:16 pm

How would you rate your overall experience dealing with AHS? Any dealings with AHS.

This is for all dealings with AHS. Whether or not you own one of our units.

Please note if you do own a unit and what type it is if you do.

Also note why you voted the way you did.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:44 pm

Explanation of choice? Or is the competition in here as well?
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: brckwlt On: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:54 pm

Dealing with ahs has been a pleasure. very understanding and fast to respond to emails. cant wait to purchase a boiler from your co.
brckwlt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: AdkCoal On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:58 am

Many years ago, my family purchased an Eshland Wood Gun. The boiler rotted through in about 5 years and the welder we hired to repair it stated that the materials used to manufacture it were sub-standard.

Having said that, I hear nothing but praise for your current stuff.
Last edited by AdkCoal on Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
AdkCoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:02 pm

I talked with AHS a couple of times on the phone. They were honest, knowledgeable, and pleasant. My friend bought an AHS, they gave him a delivery date & were actually a week or so early.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:05 pm

Now what yellow bellied SOB is posting negative votes without the courage to fess up to why!? :P
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:22 am

Matthaus wrote:Now what yellow bellied SOB is posting negative votes without the courage to fess up to why!? :P



It wasn't really negative, it was "Advise others to keep away" You see, maybe it's in the hope that he(she) can get theirs faster. :) If they could have expanded on it, it would have said "Advise others to keep away until I get mine". :)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:10 am

Freddy wrote:snip.... it would have said "Advise others to keep away until I get mine". :)


Still a YB SOB! :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:15 am

I concur with the YB SOB. Either you have 'a pair' or not. Cheap shot. It is your absolute right to have an opinion, but we all have heard: "Opinions are like A**holes, everyone got one."
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: George On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:45 am

A few years ago my wife and I took a ride out to look at a coal gun. I like the design of the boiler and the units are built like a tank. I think they are an efficient unit, and I like the fact there is only a five inch stack connection. Can't remember who I talked with, but he gave me the tour of the shop fabricating area and answered all of my questions. When talking about maintenance of the boiler, he even pointed out the most common problem areas which would not be a concern for a long time in the life of the unit. AHS takes pride in their workmanship.
The only reason that I did not buy it then was I have never used coal before and I was concerned about finding coal locally and mostly disposal of ash where I live. Found out that the ash disposal is no problem, a can get coal 20 miles from where I work. The Bride is happy with the stoker stove we purchased, but I would be happier with a boiler that would take care of my DHW also. Maybe some day.
George :)
George
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Cast Consol 3 w/ coaltrol

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: rlh48 On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:08 pm

My experience with AHS when I picked up my boiler was great. I was lost in the hills down there and called them and was soon on the right road. ( they do need a bigger sign). Very helpful showing how it works and very helpful when loading it. But to all who might order one and pick it up(AHS 130), it comes all together and weights 900 lbs. Glad i have a drive in cellar!!
I love the boiler, can not believe how easy it is to take care of. And heats the house and DHW with no problem.

Rich. :lol:
rlh48
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS 130 coal boiler

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: efo141 On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:54 pm

I have heard good things about the AHS-130 and the AA-130 but it would not work for me because it was too big. Have you thought of building a 90k-100k stoker unit?
Ed
efo141
 
Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:23 pm

rlh48 wrote:My experience with AHS when I picked up my boiler was great. I was lost in the hills down there and called them and was soon on the right road. ( they do need a bigger sign). Very helpful showing how it works and very helpful when loading it. But to all who might order one and pick it up(AHS 130), it comes all together and weights 900 lbs. Glad i have a drive in cellar!!
I love the boiler, can not believe how easy it is to take care of. And heats the house and DHW with no problem.

Rich. :lol:



It can be shipped in two pieces
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:24 pm

efo141 wrote:I have heard good things about the AHS-130 and the AA-130 but it would not work for me because it was too big. Have you thought of building a 90k-100k stoker unit?
Ed


Indeed we have and I would say maybe one day.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: AHS Customer Experience Poll (EVEN IF YOU DON"T OWN ONE)

PostBy: jhish On: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:33 pm

Just like to say that AHS was great. I bought my S-130 two years ago. The owner was traveling in my direction for other interests and actually delivered it to my house personally. His wife and children were with him as well. They were a wonderful family and Jeff was very professional. Since it's installation, Jeff has helped me with minor tweeking and building my own feed auger. The boiler runs great and I'm gald I bought AHS.
jhish
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS - Coal Gun
Stove/Furnace Model: S-130