I really appreciate you all being here.
We're still obsessing about our boiler purchase. 1700 sq.foot single-level home in upstate New York. Heat load=50,000. BTU. Currently heating with old cast iron oil-fired boiler. Want to convert to natural gas. We have cast iron baseboard.
We have narrowed down the choice between a Buderus atmostpheric cast iron boiler vs. Buderus wall hung mod/con boiler. Both will be paired with an indirect water heater.
Difference in installation costs between the two is $3K.
Is the cost difference worth buying the wall hung? Will there be a huge difference in fuel usage and savings? I would appreciate all you guys familiar with the newer high efficiency boilers to respond. I want the wall hung, husband wants the cheaper, chimney-draft version. Help!! Thank you.