“Ask the Builder” host Tim Carter is one of America’s most trusted home improvement gurus. His YouTube show has more than 100,000 subscribers, and his weekly newspaper column appears in the Washington Post, Orange County [Calif.] Register, and other leading papers around the country. In addition, close to 50,000 people are on Carter’s weekly e-newsletter distribution.
In the age of the Internet, it is easy for anyone to claim they are a home improvement expert. Carter, both a master carpenter and master plumber, is the real deal. He has earned credibility through expertise; when he gives a product a five-star review, his followers trust him implicitly.
Carter lives in a 4,600-square-foot lakeside home in Meredith, New Hampshire. He recently replaced his clunky cast-iron boiler with a wall-mounted State ProLine XE Combi Boiler. “The best thing about the ProLine Combi is that it’s a modulating boiler,” he said. “My old boiler was either off or running full blast. But there are times each day when my new combi is operating at just 10 percent of capacity and still delivering plenty of hot water and space heating. It’s extremely efficient. It’s going to save big money on my fuel bills, and less wasted energy will go up the vent pipe.”
The ProLine XE Combi Boiler Delivers Efficiency and Space Savings
The ProLine XE Combi Boiler is State’s first-ever residential combination boiler, with an industry-leading 4.8 gallons per minute domestic hot water delivery, and an outstanding 95 percent AFUE efficiency.
The ProLine XE uses an integrated recirculation pump to ensure domestic hot water reaches its target temperature faster. The boiler’s anticipated pre-purge feature allows it to reignite almost instantly during times of frequent use, preventing the cold water “sandwich effect” where hot water is briefly interrupted by a short interval of cold water. The product is available in three sizes: 110,000, 150,000 and 199,999 BTU/hr.
Carter noticed immediately the ProLine XE had up to 74 percent more space heating capacity than other combination boilers. “Right after the ProLine XE Combi Boiler was installed in December, the temperature dropped to 12° overnight, but the boiler was just yawning, easily providing the space heating and hot water we needed,” said Carter. “We’re getting all that performance from a unit that’s about the size of a small carry-on suitcase.
“The State ProLine XE Combi Boiler is an absolutely magical product, and my hat is off big-time to the engineers who developed it,” added Carter.
Contractor: Direct Flow Plumbing & Heating; Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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