If your boiler or furnace is at least 15 years old, consider replacing your heating system soon; the performance and reliability of heating equipment typically deteriorates after 15 years (sooner if maintenance has been neglected).
At minimum, a new system should help you save up to 20% on your annual heating costs. (If you significantly improve system efficiency, savings can be even higher.) A family in Massachusetts who spends $2,000 per year to heat their home and reduces their annual costs by just 20% saves $400 per year. If the new system costs $2,800, the payback time on a system investment takes only seven years.*
Additionally, you will also have virtually eliminated the need for the expensive repairs and the escalating maintenance costs associated with an aging system. Just think, no more strange noises in the night. No more suddenly losing your heat because another worn-out part gave up the ghost. You will also be reducing your risk of having to deal with frozen pipes, and the ensuing water damage, caused by your old furnace conking out while you were away for the weekend.
And when you combine a new oilheating system with the new clean-burning Bioheat® fuel, you’ll have a double win. Your local heating oil dealer is an expert in recommending and servicing a variety of different heating oil equipment choices. They will be able to install the equipment that will be best suited for your home, your needs and your budget.
*For illustrative purposes only; energy savings and equipment costs vary.
**National Oilheat Research Alliance.