We need to replace our leaking hot water boiler and are relying on the oil company's suggestion. They, of course, want to sell us oil and service the unit, so we're not sure what they recommend is in our best interest.
Looking for a well made system that will last a long time and be economical to use, of course.
Sizewise, what we have now has done us well. I'm posting a photo of the unit that needs to be replaced (and the puddle that's under it) along with a close up of the data tag.
Some general information: We're in the Boston area, this is supplying the first floor hot water two zone heating loop of a 1870's home and we'll be here for a long time to come. We have gas in the house, but I doubt the supply is adaquate to add a heating system. And we'd prefer to vent through the foundation but being old stone it's integrity is questionable. But them too, the chimney is deteriroating and questionable as well.
Recommendations of what to do are more than welcome.