I am playing with the idea of converting/modifing my current heating system which is a NY thermal oil fired hot water boiler with baseboard radiators over to something more efficient. I was told that there are some air to water heatpumps now on the market that I may be able to use but I am not sure if they will work.
My home is 10 years old and approx 3600 sq ft incuding basement. It has good quality windows and doors. It is insulated ok with 2x6 walls, attic with blown in R40. Basement with batting inside 2x4 walls framed inside concrete.
I would like to find some way to keep my oil boiler but incorporate it with a air to water heatpump. Is this something possible or am I into a whole new system. If it is possible what is the basic concept. I am a controls/instrumentation tech so I am familiar with this type of stuff but on a industrial level but I also do minor manitenance with heating systems such as mine but I am not familiar with all the new systems.
Any help will be appreciated.