This forum has been a Godsend as I try to decide on a system to replace my currently leaking, 16-yr. old Crown boiler. Thanks to everyone who's been posting; you've given me quite an education!

I'm leaning towards a steel New Yorker boiler w/a 35 gallon indirect water heater. Given the price of heating oil, the installer is also recommending a Beckett Heat Manager, which promises to reduce oil consumption by 10 to 20%.

Does anyone have one, and is it worth the extra money? I don't have a price quote yet, but I'm figuring at least $350 to $450 to add it. If I'm calculating correctly, it should save me almost $250 the first year, but that sounds almost too good to be true.

Thanks for your help.