I have a 2200 sf home built in 1966 and live in Connecticut. I’ve spent the last couple of years finding ways to reduce my energy consumption but think it’s now time to replace my oil fired burner (4 zone hot water baseboard) with a more energy efficient unit. I expect to live in the house another 10 to 15 years.
The 275 gal oil tank in the basement is original to the house and is just starting to show some signs of rust on the underside.
The slant fin oil fired boiler is about 20 to 25 years old as best as I can estimate. It is professionally cleaned and serviced yearly.
I do not have a separate hot water heater, the slant fin supplies domestic hot water.
A couple basic questions come to mind -
1, If I am replacing my oil tank and boiler at the same time is it now time to consider gas? My town does not have underground gas lines and I would need to install a tank.
Is gas cleaner, more energy efficient, and is the long term projection…cheaper?
2, If I stay with oil is there something else I should be considering?
Tankless water heater, is one brand of boiler better than others?
Any advise for a beginner would be much appreciated.