I rarely use this boiler to heat the house anymore, I burn firewood 95% of the time, but being in NY, anytime we are out for the day in the winter, I backup my wood heat with my oil heat. I use this burner to heat domestic water though, we shut this unit off after showers and burn minimal oil (170 gallons/year).
I have a smart electric meter, I pay 1/2 price for nighttime electricity so I'm considering installing a 40-50 gallon Electric water tank that I would run over night, shutting it off during premium electric rate times, and an inexpensive oil burner to heat the house the 5% of the time we would need it.
I'm fairly good at sweating pipes and I'm hoping to do all this myself. I do as much around my house myself as possible, Years ago, I rezoned my heat for further savings, bedrooms on one zone, living area on another... etc....
Has anyone gone this route? would it pay to use electric instead of oil? Is it wise for me to attempt installation myself?
Thanks in advance for any advise you can offer.