Plumber Recommendations for Heater Replacements in Boston, MA

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Does anybody have a recommendation(s) of licensed plumbers in the Boston, MA area?  I have a 3 family apartment building built in 1900 and am looking to replace 1, maybe 2 (depending on price) hot water boiler heating systems, as well as a gas space heater. Each of the current heating units are around 30-40 years old and fully depreciated. 

As some background, I just had a MassSave home energy audit and 1 of the hot water heaters and the gas space heater came back with above code readings of CO emissions, so I need to replace those before I can proceed with the MassSave insulation work. 

The Mass Save program is willing to give up to a $50K interest free loan for 7 years to do all of the work and replace the heaters.  The usual loan cap is $25K, but they give up to a $50K loan for 2-4 unit properties. This is the reason for why I am considering replacing the 2nd hot water boilder depending on the price. 

Thank you! 

Hey Dan, ThomasHoyle.com is the man!

He's done about 15 boilers for me over the years.

Tom 617-697-7330 cell

Mike

Hey Mike! Hope you're doing well!

Thank you for the recommendation, I will definitely give him a call for an estimate. That's a ton of boiler replacements! Approximately how much do those run you? Do you have any recommendations on types to go with and what % efficiency boiler do you usually go with?

Also, do you have any experience with replacing gas space heaters? Right now I have one in my 3rd floor unit. I could either just replace that unit or would have to put a 3rd boiler in my basement, run the water line up to the unit and install the baseboard heat throughout. 

Here are some pics of what I'm working with now: