While I trust the oil company I do business with, one is always apprehensive to pay thousands on dollars on a new heating system. So, how does a laymen know when it's time to replace the whole system, just the burner, or maybe it's just sludge in tank.
We recently had the burner clog (happens 1x per year... do have a service plan) and ended up with a house full of smoke and the CO detector going off. Luckily I had just gotten up. The oil service tech came out and cleaned the whole unit but mentioned that it's on it's last leg (was told last year about this). He also pointed out the corrosion on the boiler. Being 37 years old I don't doubt that it might be time but who knows. The sales rep came out and gave me 2 options.... Burnham MPO 147-TL w/Beckett or Buderus G115 WS/5 w/Carlin (about 10% more).
Any opinions on choice would be greatly appreciated.