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Storage tank with old oil boiler?

I am currently using a 1954 boiler for my home heating. Would it help my efficiency to connect a storage tank to my system? The tank would then be drawn upon when heat was needed. I think this would reduce how often the boiler would have to cycle-similar to the idea with many wood boilers.
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  • NovicehydronicNovicehydronic Posts: 2Member
    Why not?

    Sounds like a great idea!
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  • SWEISWEI Posts: 4,498Member ✭✭✭
    As usual, it depends

    Boilers of that age are quite high mass by today's standards.  Need a heat loss calculation and a radiation survey before we can offer meaningful advice.
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  • PLUMMERPLUMMER Posts: 42Member
    Storage NO

    A small buffer tank maybe. A full evaluation by an expert would be my first step.
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  • kcoppkcopp Posts: 1,592Member ✭✭✭
    I think...

    your time and money would be best served in replacing the boiler that is over a half century old.
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