In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
I need to have my old (probably 70+ years) oil tank removed from my basement. It is not weeping, but I'm sometimes away from the house for a month at a time and don't feel I can risk this any longer. The question is whether to convert to gas at this time. Here are relevant points:
House: : 96 years years old; very poor insulation in and around windows/doors;
steam radiator heat; 2200 sq ft living area
Current boiler: HB Smith 8 Series Boiler-Buner, installed 1987 (circulator motor
Hot water: Amtrol Boiler Mate Indirect-fired, installed 2002
Amount of time I'm likely to be in house before selling: 5 years. A realtor has told me that gas would be a positive selling point when the time comes.
I have consulted the gas company and know I have a live gas line to the house (which hasn't been used in over 30 years -- probably over 70 years).
My chimney is not lined.
I live in RI. A friend has suggested that I convert to gas without getting a new boiler, considering my probable time-line for moving.
I would appreciate any thoughts you have on any of this. --Thanks