Boilers are the primary source of heat in many Eastern Massachusetts area homes. Many of the newer models that MacFarlane Energy installs offer both improved comfort and higher energy efficiency. Here is a look at some of the manufacturers that we represent.


Buderus LogoBuderus products are widely acknowledged as the world standard in high-efficiency, low-emission hydronic heating. A cast-iron Buderus boiler equipped with the Buderus Logamatic Control brings your home into the 21st century, with the option of weather-responsive heating that reduces fuel use at the same time that it greatly improves your level of comfort.


Weil-McLain LogoWeil-McLain is a leading designer and manufacturer of gas-fired and oil-fired hot water and steam boilers for space heating in residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The company builds on a tradition of quality and innovation to create high-efficiency equipment with exceptional durability.


Viessmann LogoViessmann is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heating equipment. Based in Germany, the company builds high-efficiency equipment that incorporates the latest design features and advanced electronic controls. Viessmann is a leader in hybrid energy systems that integrate solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and produce fewer emissions.


Burnham LogoBurnham Hydronics offers the broadest range of oil-fired and gas-fired boilers in the industry and includes many products that meet the government's ENERGY STAR® guidelines. Burnham's V8 oil-fired boiler is designed for quiet operation while providing years of reliable and efficient heat. It is available in multiple heating capacities that can be configured for water or steam, with or without a tankless hot water heating coil. Burnham's MPO boiler, with an AFUE of 87%, is one of the most efficient and reliable boilers in the industry.

Energy Kinetics

Energy Kinetics LogoEnergy Kinetics was founded by John Marran in 1979 after he invented the company's unique and extremely efficient System 2000. A professional engineer and graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Marran developed System 2000 while drawing upon several decades of practical experience in process equipment design and application, energy recovery systems, industrial heat transfer and energy conservation.

Smith Cast Iron Boilers

Smith Cast Iron BoilersSmith Cast Iron Boilers are known throughout North America for their rugged reliability, operating efficiencies and longevity. Products range from small residential boilers to the largest cast iron commercial boilers available in North America. Typical applications range from homes and apartments up to very large institutional buildings such as schools, universities and government buildings. Smith maintains extensive research, development and testing facilities.

Here is a look at some of their most popular products:

8 Series Hot Water or Steam Oil-Fired Boiler: A recipient of the Consumer's Digest Best Buy Award, the 8 series has been designated as a great value. The 8 series boiler is available in eight sizes with efficiencies up to 86 percent AFUE. The 8 Series offers commercial quality in a residential boiler. Due to the larger water content and increased surface area in the boiler, corrosion and mineral build-up is minimized while the heat transfer is maximized, improving longevity and increasing efficiency.

DV-8 Series Direct Vent Boiler: The Smith DV-8 Series is designed for homes that have efficient, tight construction. It features easy-to-install concentric sidewall venting with 15 feet of double wall insulated stainless steel flexible vent pipe where a conventional chimney is not needed. The DV-8 is also ideally suited for the retrofit of older homes where the chimney is unusable or homes being converted from electric resistant type heating.