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  1. #1
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    Default oil burner efficient

    hello looking to replace oil boiler with domestic coil
    which brand/model would be a fuel efficent?

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    Default Re: oil burner efficient

    Hi Pomer,

    There are numerous efficient boilers at various styles & price ranges available, so it's hard to recommend one particular boiler.

    I wasn't able to determine from reading your past posts if you indeed have a boiler for a forced hot water system, or actually had a furnace for forced hot air-----could you clarify this???

    Also wonder if you have natural gas available, or just oil or propane.

    Any installer you happen to contact in your area will carry several brands/models---widely popular ones that have a good reputation include Buderus, Crown, Dunkirk, Peerless, Hydrotherm, Slant/Fin, Utica, Viessmann, Biasi, Weil-McLain, Triangle Tube, and others.

    This is further broken down into standard "entry level" low-cost cast iron units of approx. 83% efficiency, then up to 87% 3-pass boilers, then up to 95% AFUE condensing boilers that are the most expensive---standard warranty is usually 2 years on parts and 20 on the heat exchanger, but check the particular brand/model you're offered to shoot for the best warranty you can find.

    The standard recommendation is to get as many quotes as you can, preferably 5 or 6 quotes from different installers in your area from oil dealers and "heating contractors" (Yellow Pages)---the installer's choice of equipment and installation price quotes will vary considerably---so you'll save $$$ if you get a lot of quotes.

    Google "boilers product list""energy star" to get a list of high efficiency boilers on the market.


    Please post back with requested info.
    Last edited by NashuaTech; 02-12-2010 at 08:33 AM.

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    Default Re: oil burner efficient

    oil boiler for forced water

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