I have a 30 year old Utica dry base oil fired boiler that is working
fine and last year I had a new Riello head installed on it. I have a
chance to pick up an oil fired Burnam boiler with controls and Beckett
head for 400.00. The boiler is 9 years old. I'd have to find a
plumber to do the swap but would I gain anything in saving? I've been
told that if my current boiler is not leaking to leave it alone but
with the prices of oil....
That "newer" Burnham boiler MIGHT be about 5% more efficient than your
older dry base Utica. However, the more efficient Riello burner on the
Utica might well make up the difference.
My $.02 is that it wouldn't be worth the money for the Burnham or the
labor cost to do your proposed swap..
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