Oil burner/boiler replacement
First off, thanks in advance for any help!!
Our 35yr old burnham/wayne boiler/burner is all done. Needs replacement asap as we now are on our second day without any hot water. Had the first guy come in just a few minutes ago with a quote on an Intrepid slant fin tr-20 86.5% efficiency boiler.
The set up would pretty much be the same. He would basically cut out the old and hook up the new. keeping the same Amtrol tank to the right side of the boiler. he said he would clean up some of the copper, cut that out from the top near the ceiling. he said he would also add an air kit to pull outside air. He quoted 4700.00. He also mentioned a Budarus for a few hundred more(he wasn't quite sure yet) and can get it done Wednesday. Says it seems simple enough, but there is alot of work involved and would be here with 2 other guys for the whole day.
bit more info...1500 ft raised ranch, only 1 zone, no heat in the basement, so this is just for the upstairs and to be quite honest, I never use it for heat!! I have a wood insert that I use all winter, so I don't need the best of the best, top of the line system. it kills me to have to drop this kind of $$ for it, but we have to have a backup heat source, right? He said I could rig up a temp electric water heater to buy time, but that's gonna cost about a grand. No gas available in my neighborhood.
Thanks once again!