Posted by jtown on November 10, 2001 at 12:43:11:
In Reply to: American Radiator Co. Ideal Boiler #12 - Oil Fired posted by Selby Clark on November 09, 2001 at 20:24:13:
If kept dry and water leaks fixed right away, it could run forever. I'm not familiar with the model, a picture of it is needed. If you can save 20% of a $2,000 a year oil bill, that's 400$/yr. If your quoted $6,000 for a new one a fifteen yr payback may be questionable. Your professional should have been able to answer your questions and discuss upgrades like a modern burner, sealing the air infiltration between the sections, baffling etc. That can make an old boiler about the same as a new one.
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