No gas line to switch to at the place I described. It's a commercial property that uses over 3,000 gallons annually. Painfull
I did switch my home. It cost almost 7K when all was said and done with the outdoor reset and other things added. It works great, but this year we saved what I estimate to be only $900 using degree days calculations. That doesn't include March, but it's been so warm that's not going to be significant.
That's not a good payback period, although we're glad to have a seeping oil tank gone from the cellar.
Can't imagine a payback period of three years as posted above.
I'm in Boston, where home heating oil is now $4.01 gallon. That makes a fill up around $2,000.00 (two thousand dollars) for two 275 gallon tanks.
Filling the car's gas tank is painless by comparison.
How do you get a good deal on home heating oil?
I switched my dealer to Smart Click Energy[smartclickenergy.com]. Their prices were significantly lower than my previous dealer. They might be able to save you some money. They have coverage throughout the Northeast.
I'm in the Boston area also with oil heat. I use a maintenance plan with the same dealer for years--but I only heat a small area and only when its necessary. My neighbor shops around and uses a different company every time-he has cut his bill in half doing that.
Are you sure that you can't get a gas line? Even if it's expensive it might be worth it.
Believe me, I've tried!
In addition to converting the boiler which would be a nightmare in itself, not only would the chimney need a steel liner, we'd have to raise it several feet on the roof to meet the new requirement of being two feet higher than anything closer than 10 feet. It's one of the few projects I've encountered with monumental barriers.
In addition to converting the boiler which would be a nightmare in itself, not only would the chimney need a steel liner, we'd have to raise it several feet on the roof to meet the new requirement of being two feet higher than anything closer than 10 feet. It's one of the few projects I've encountered with monumental barriers!
I hate when that happens, but I thought the chimney liner thing was only a requirement for furnaces > 80% efficiency. but if you did all that you'd probably get most if it back in resale. I lot of people won't buy a house with an oil burning furnace in it.
Not selling that apartment building.... it's a great thing to own and will only appreciate in value over the years before converting to condos. So resale doesn't count.
It's a chimney liner, and on the flat roof it has to be built up to xx feet above the penthouse (or whatever that 10' high room with the roof door is called) because it's within 10 feet of the structure and heaps more. It's a lot to do. And a conversion burner in an old boiler isn't as effiecient as a new system and steam isn't the greatest to start with. So gas does have it's merits, but may not be worthwhile in a place like this. I think it's married to oil, and we should be grateful it's not still coal.
That smartlclick looks good, it's over $1000 less per year at current rates. Can't find many reviews on how it's worked out for others.... most oil places have things like that posted. Am I missing anything?
Thanks again for the lead.
There's also this place: heatingoil4less (dot) com but can't find reviews on them, either.
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