Aside from getting advice on gas service, I need to know if anyone knows of this Hayward Induced Draft gas/propane heater. I did a Search of various terms and came up empty.
My pool was installed 5 years ago and the same installer is recommending this as basically the only real option for 100,000BTU heater - I want to use NG and not propane. This unit does both. He wants $1,500-1,700 installed, which seems ok, since the heater appears to go for @ $1,200. However, I want to know more about the unit, it's track record, etc. I'm getting the sense that it's new to the market, and I hate first year anything. I know the H Series has been around, but the induce draft has me concerned.
Any thoughts on this unit:
ITEM # SERIESH
No pilot light equals no hassle! Hayward has developed an induced draft heater for aboveground pools and spas that combines state-of-the-art technology with ease of operation and superior performance. Featuring an electronic, direct spark ignition system and an energy-efficient FireTile® lined combustion chamber, the Hayward heater provides 100,000 BTU input, while delivering 81% thermal efficiency and quick heating.
•Induced draft technology ensures optimum heating and performance, even in high wind situations
•Reduced emissions design provides environment friendly heating
•FireTile® combustion chamber ensures quick heating
•Jet-ported Eugenox burners provide long life and easy maintenance
•One-piece copper header/heat exchanger for leak-free performance
•Cool-to-the-touch cabinet surface temperature ensures worry-free use
•120-volt electric cord for easy installation