I bought an 80 year old 4sq home back in september 2007 in Rockaway NJ. In the past 4 months I have spent $1200 in oil!! I am converting to gas. Gas line is run to house and meter is set. The big question now is....
How to heat?
Boiler, on demand?
I have closed radiator system right now. The house is approx 1800-2000 sqq feet, counting the basement which I want to finish.(22X28 footprint)
There are 2 bathrooms. We will be renovation the upstairs bathromm sometime this year, bigger.
I read up on the Bosch and Paloma water heaters and I like that they are small. It is just me and my wife so tons of hot water are not needed.
I also looked into the weil mclain Ultra series because they are also smaller. The smaller the better, and more room in the basement when I finish it.
I have had 3 estimates so far $5k, $6k and $7k. All three gave different types of equipment. I dont trust any of them.
Like I said, the house is 80+. all the window are new except the 2 main ones in the living room and dining room...they are about 2.5 ft sq with a stained glass window above. Hardwood floors, insulated attic, Plaster walls, basement height is about 7ft(nice!), 1st floor is 9ft, second is 8ft.
I think it is an old ALLADIN HOME based on the floorplan but I hear it could also be a tweaked version of an Alladin that builders sometimes did. It is an old Iron Mining town and some of the old miners homes are sstill around.
Any help would be appreciated. If you want to see pics they are at my myspace (WASICU) is my name there.