If your boiler or furnace is at least 15 years old, consider replacing your heating system soon; the performance and reliability of heating equipment typically deteriorates after 15 years (sooner if maintenance has been neglected).
At minimum, a new system should help you save up to 20% on your annual heating costs. (If you significantly improve system efficiency, savings can be even higher.) A family in Massachusetts who spends $2,000 per year to heat their home and reduces their annual costs by just 20% saves $400 per year. If the new system costs $2,800, the payback time on a system investment takes only seven years.*
Additionally, you will also have virtually eliminated the need for the expensive repairs and the escalating maintenance costs associated with an aging system. Just think, no more strange noises in the night. No more suddenly losing your heat because another worn-out part gave up the ghost. You will also be reducing your risk of having to deal with frozen pipes, and the ensuing water damage, caused by your old furnace conking out while you were away for the weekend.
And when you combine a new oilheating system with the new clean-burning Bioheat®, you’ll have a double win.
Bioheat® is not only kind to the environment, it’s kind to your heating system, too. It’s extremely clean-burning and boasts the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel. If everyone using heating oil used just a B5 blend (5 percent biodiesel/95 percent heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved. This would be a big step toward conserving oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.**
Please contact your local heating oil company for more information. Ask about how you can qualify for a $200 rebate when you upgrade your boiler or furnace and $200 when you replace your heating oil storage tank. Funds for this program through the National Oilheat Research Alliance and the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association are limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis in 2020.
*For illustrative purposes only; energy savings and equipment costs vary.
**National Oilheat Research Alliance.