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Carlin EZ Pro gas conversion vs a High Efficiency Combi Unit
Hello. I live on Long Island NY. My house was built in 1964. We have oil fuel with hot water baseboard heating. The oil tank might be original, Alpha Tank Company Long Island City. It’s not leaking but it’s been recommended to replace. Rather than spend $2 grand + on a new oil tank and also about $2grand in oil delivery costs maybe I should consider switching to gas. My Peerless boiler WBV 04-150 is 20 years old but it’s in pretty good shape. Is keeping the same setup but converting the burner to gas a smart option? Either the Carlin EZ or Becket CG4001. I’m not finding many guys who do this type of install.
I read so many mixed reviews on the HE combi units. It’s hard to even gauge or rank the top one.
I’ve thought about the ductless mini split heat pump but I’m not crazy about the look plus was told I might need a backup heat source. I’d like to completely move on from oil so not sure how chilly the house would get on cold winter nights. Plus was told it could cost upwards of 15k. Seems like a lot for not the ideal solution.
Has anyone had any experience with High Temperature air to water heat pumps? Is that a viable option in this climate?
I do have solar. I have banked about 1500 kWh this past year. I researched an electric boiler the thermo 2000 but it seemed even with overproducing solar it would really use up a lot of electricity and at .10 a kWh it didn’t seem like a good option.