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Installing New Oil Fired Boiler Heating System

ndeens2289 Member Posts: 1
edited April 2015 in Oil Heating
I live in CT and bought a 1140 sq. ft. ranch about 5 months ago. It has electric heat and domestic hot water, so I very much desire to move away from that and put in a new heating and hot water system. There is no natural gas near my neighborhood and with the price of oil and propane being very close, oil is my choice of fuel (higher BTU content)

I am putting in a new boiler (74K BTU, smaller home), indirect water heater (35 gallon, only 2 people in the home now), 275 gallon oil tank, and baseboards (roughly 36 ft total). Prior to getting estimates, I searched the web to see if I could find out what I the overall cost would be for this new system with very little luck. My initial guess would have been around $10,000 for the whole job.


  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,742
    Since it appears I am the first to comment, we DO NOT discuss pricing on this site. It would be good if you edited your post to remove all the prices.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,901
    Agreed. Also, many of us ARE contractors. I get the sense that you are simply looking for a rock-bottom price, is that correct?
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  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    Itemizing a job like this isn't going to happen. You are looking for a complete system, no?
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    If you're determined to minimize costs, have sufficient available time, and a lot of patience, you may be able to do some of this work yourself. Be prepared to spend 2-3 days reading and learning and then start asking questions.

    You definitely need a pro for the oil side (tank, lines, burner and venting.)
  • Larry_52
    Larry_52 Member Posts: 182
    I am still stuck at, "I live in CT" and "It has electric heat". That sounds like a mortgage payment in January.
  • Jason_13
    Jason_13 Member Posts: 304
    Did you get the 36 ft of baseboard from doing a heat loss? If not start with a heat loss although it sounds close. If so double the amount of radiation and do an LP high efficiency boiler. Normally would rather see an oil boiler in these cases where there is no natural gas, but the boiler is going to be almost 300% over sized. Oversize the radiation and plan on heating with 130f water temperature and be in like flint.
  • bob eck
    bob eck Member Posts: 930
    Find a professional heating contractor that will do a heat loss on your house. This type of professional can give you a complete price and answer all of your questions.
    Take a look at using the Trio oil boiler with Purepro indirect water heater sold only to professional contractors through F W Webb Company.
    Check it out at www.trioboiler.com
    Have your heating contractor look at using the Sterling Synergy copper baseboard that delivers almost 600 BTU per foot at only 150 dog water temp. The more copper baseboard the lower water temp you and run your system at the less it will cost you on oil to heat your house.
    Ask the contractor to design the system for the lowest water temp on design day. Coldest temp of the year.