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Replace 32 year old boiler or not

Posted by j-yk (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 14, 13 at 13:38

We bought an old house (circa 1928) and an old gas boiler came with it. We just got info from Weil Mclane saying that the boiler (for forced hot water heating system) was manufactured and shipped for installation in 1981.

The boiler is s working fine.... Would it be a mistake to replace the boiler that is working just fine? There is a energy loan and rebate programs in my state for replacing old heating systems (>20year olds) for a more energy efficient ones.

Any opinions? Thank you!

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RE: Replace 32 year old boiler or not

The question is how long do you plan to live in this house? The longer you live there, the higher the probability that you will need to replace this boiler before you sell the house. Therefore if you are fairly certain you will be replacing it some time in the future then why not replace it now and get more years of energy efficiency and peace of mind then later?

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