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  • Boiler Replacement

    Posted by Marlene Janzen on January 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Looking for recommendations for a consultant to evaluate our heating system and propose alternatives for replacement units and configurations that are more energy efficient (existing units are 25 years old and struggled to keep up with the polar vortex).

    Marlene Janzen replied 1 month, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Mark Hambridge

    January 18, 2024 at 10:56 pm

    After several contractors over more than 20 years, our corporation has been using Prevent Mechanical, based in Calgary, for several years. When I had a problem which was my (not the corporation’s) responsibility, I was advised to use them. So far, so good, but the issue isn’t yet resolved (“supply chain issues”). Our corporation’s hot water heaters were recently replaced with boilers, work done by PM, and the water is now HOT!

    If you want to consider different systems, I suggest contacting Retrofit Canada at


    Both are in Edmonton.

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  • Terry Gibson

    January 20, 2024 at 8:11 am

    It is hard when a condo only does this every few decades.

    Here is where I would start:

    1) ask your replacement reserve provider

    2) ask engineers who have done other work for your condo.

    3) Look at the list of businesses on our website, CCI (Canadian Condominium Institute)

    4) ask your plumber (it may not seem to make sense, but try it anyway). If they are wise and reputable, they will provide a list.

    5) ask other owners

    When you have a small list, ask the proponents to present briefly to the Board of Directors.

    Don’t decide totally on cost: look at the value too.

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  • Marlene Janzen

    January 20, 2024 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the tips Mark & Terry, appreciate the help!

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