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is it worth converting from oil to propane ?
i am considering options upgrading by 20+ year old burnham oil boiler. house is ~1700 sq ft. (34' x 25' overall floor size). I believe my btu calculation for the house is < 60,000, have new siding and windows, will be doing doors next. current burner is rated 103k btuh. house has 2 living floors with baseboard hydronic heat, boiler is in unfinished basement. I'm not sure what the btu load is of the baseboard heat, but downstairs and upstairs baseboards are a total of about 40 feet each, and it's 3/4" copper.
all that said, is it worth converting to a propane boiler and propane hot water heater for efficiency to save on fuel costs or stick with oil?
i know the rule is don't discuss prices, but can i ask how much more expensive i should expect a conversion to be versus a direct replacement of an oil boiler? I mean i already have propane so i get my supplier to give me a larger tank and tee off the existing piping which is already right there. I don't want to get taken because "it's a conversion". what else would be involved other than running a propane line to the new boiler?
i currently use propane for kitchen stove and a living room fireplace, have a 120 gal tank outside. i basically go 2 years before i'm down to 20% on the tank, we don't cook much but we run the fireplace a lot during the winter. can anyone ball park the size propane tank i would need?
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