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Propane or Oil

bam Member Posts: 3
Currently on oil. Have a Burnham pv-7 boiler that is 12 years old with a cracked block. Our local tech was able to make a temp. repair on it yet will have to be replaced because we are not the orig. home owners...

Am torn between:

Oil - Buderus G115w\crown indirect or Biasi B10 w\crown indirect


Propane - Challenger Solo HEw\crown ms or Viessmann WB1B-35 with combi unit.

Looking to heat approx. 2500 sq. ft home with 2 floors in the northeast. Have copper baseboard. Will have heat loss analysis done this week yet am trying to get a better feel for the brands and any goods or bads that you may have heard of.


  • chapchap70
    chapchap70 Member Posts: 139
    How's your oil tank?

    Unless you already have propane on the property (cooking?) and like your supplier, you should consider your oil tank an asset especially if it is in good shape because you already own it. 

    If you start using propane, a company usually will lease their propane tank to you for a certain amount meaning it is harder to cut ties if they give poor service.  Maybe that is something you haven't considered.

    You probably already know this but heating oil has a BTU content of about 138,500 per gallon while there is around 91,000 BTUs per gallon of propane.  Keep this in mind as well as any tank leasing costs when comparing price per gallon.
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