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    Oil Boiler Replacement Suggestions

    I currently have an oil boiler that runs my baseboard hot water heating as well as my domestic hot water. With the increasing price in oil I am on par to spend over $3500+ this year just heating my house. The boiler is also over 12 years old. I am looking for suggestions for a replacement system. I really would like to eliminate my need for oil. I have had a quote to install a Thermalec electric boiler, but I wanted to see if there are any other options. I was also considering removing the hot water registers and replacing them with regular electric registers, but in a finished home that sounds like a messy job. I also would like to know if anyone has a Thermalec electric boiler and how good/bad they find it.

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    Oil Heat Is Best

    OIL HEAT IS BEST.....Have You Ever Looked At the Flame in A Combustion Chamber..It heats twice as fast then Natural Gas...
    Get Your self a Buderous Boiler / With A Riello Burner...
    and Stick with the Oil...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dismas66 View Post
    OIL HEAT IS BEST.....Have You Ever Looked At the Flame in A Combustion Chamber..It heats twice as fast then Natural Gas...
    Get Your self a Buderous Boiler / With A Riello Burner...
    and Stick with the Oil...
    My understanding of the oil burner technology (in a boiler setup anyway) is that it has to keep it's internal water tank up to temperature. This is a big problem for me since even on hot summer days it is running occasionally to maintain that temperature for my domestic hot water. The oil may burn efficiently but if I can, I'd like to eliminate that need for maintaining the water temperature.

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    What is your electric rate.
    Does your utility offer discounts for total electric homes.

    100,000 BTUs of oil heat, doesn't heat water up any faster then 100,000 BTUs of gas heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    What is your electric rate.
    Does your utility offer discounts for total electric homes.

    100,000 BTUs of oil heat, doesn't heat water up any faster then 100,000 BTUs of gas heat.
    It looks like it is currently around 11 cents/kilowatt hour (Canadian Dollars). I'm not sure that they offer discounts for total electric homes but they do have discounts if you go with an electric thermal storage option. The price is cut in half at night when you with ETS (which is another option I'm looking at).

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    If you get a discount for off peak, then it can be cheaper then oil.
    Might have to get use to do laundry during weekends, and not doing too much cooking before your off peak time starts.
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