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Old 09-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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I have an oil furnace. There is no hot water tank, the water is heated through the furnace. I priced a gas furnace for $1,000, I know I would also need a gas hot water heater. Oil is killing me. $350-$400 every 1.5 months in the winter. What is the cheapest option for me to save me money.

I called UGI (out gas service). To run the line to my house and hook up the meter would be $350 which would be deducted off my upcoming bills. To have the furnace and hot water heater installed professionally (I am a DIY person but I believe this is beyond my expertise) what would be the average cost.

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Prices vary by region. Call some local installers and get a few quotes.

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I understand that but I am just look for ball park figures. More then 1,000 more then 10,000 not including furnace and hot water heater
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You said furnace...do you mean boiler? Nothing less than $5000...shop around. Maybe under $10,000. Get 3 bids and be specific.
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Thank you for your help. I will start calling around.
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I understand that but I am just look for ball park figures. More then 1,000 more then 10,000 not including furnace and hot water heater
That's a pretty big ballpark.
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Well I was told by a few people what they paid. One told me it cost them $6,000. The other one told me it was $600 + boiler. So I have no idea what the true numbers really are. I guess they best way is to have some specialist come and give me estimates.
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Well I was told by a few people what they paid. One told me it cost them $6,000. The other one told me it was $600 + boiler. So I have no idea what the true numbers really are. I guess they best way is to have some specialist come and give me estimates.
its always best to get some local people out to see the job for the best price....also they should do a manual j and manual d for sizing of the new furnace.....we could only guess which will lead to disapointment.... ben
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You may want to have some one come and tuneup your current system. if it is oversized and incorrectly set up you will go threw the oil
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Only $400 for a delivery? Most places won't deliver less than 150 gallons, so I have to ask: how did you get such a deal?
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operagost.. the OP said cost was 350 - 400 for every 1.5 months not, each delivery so,assume it is estimated cost over time between deliveries.

That being said the OP has a boiler not a furnace

To..OP.. Get at least three local contractors to give you a quote. Also discuss type of boiler. They are more costly but I would recommend you consider a CONDENSING type boiler. Much more efficient. SAVES$$$

Also..you will not require any chimney liner or modifications that would likely be required with new boiler. The new boiler would be directly vented outside through PVC piping. No chimney required.

Also, check comparison of domestic HW through new boiler OR separate gas fired HW Tank.
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Will do each delivery is about 1-1.5 months in winter. We get 100 gallons at a time because of the cost. Minimum here with oil companies is at least 100 gallons for a delivery.
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Minimum here is "fill" or about 150 gallons each time. Because A. "empty on gauge there is still quite a bit of oil in tank and B. They can only pump until whistle stops..which is less than full. Trivial pursuit anyone? lol
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100 gallons only get me between 1/4 to 1/2 tank! I have two large tanks. Small ranch home.
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Maybe you can have the boiler converted to gas. If so..much less cost. Not as efficient as new AND likely require new chimney liner. Mihjt be worth checking though. However, if you plan on staying a long time then go with new.

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