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Need Advice - Solar/Oil or Solar/Electric DHW

MJ_3 Member Posts: 1
My old solar/electric tank is leaking and have the choice of replacing with another solar/electric or switch and use my 10 year old oil burner to heat the water along with the solar (dual heat exchangers in the tank). I know that oil is cheaper than the electric BUT here is my concern - tieing in my oil burner (which is used only during winter) will complicate the system adding expense via wear on the burner, more tuneups and also noise when cycling on/off(finished basement). Electric/solar has treated us fine, is quiet, less complicated and doesn't add wear to the oil burner. Is the oil/solar solution that much better??? What would you do? Please advise.


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