This Cold House: $7,400 for a new boiler
After too much research and too many sleepless nights, we're taking the plunge and pulling out a nine-year-old oil-fired boiler and putting in a high efficiency gas-fired boiler (tankless).
The local utility is offering a $500 rebate, plus we get $300 tax credit (in a year). Most compelling: Our 275 gallon oil tank is ready for another fill, and it'll cost $700+ to fill it up.
We've been spending $600 per 27 days to stay warm this winter and that is obscene. During the last fill, I went outside and chatted with Mr. Oil Truck Driver. While he was pumping the liquid gold into our tank I asked him, "We used almost 200 gallons last month. Is that normal?"
He said,"Everyone's taking between 150 to 200 gallons this time. It's pretty typical."
Note, we're in NORFOLK, VA which has pretty mild winters.
TWO of my neighbors installed this high efficiency tankless boiler in the last 30 days and saw their $500+ oil bill drop to $125 to $150. Not one, but TWO.
Still, it pains me to spend money and we've dumped a ton in this old house.
Tell me I'm not the only one jumping off the oil-delivery bandwagon...