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Adding HW to Boiler

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Hello. I just had my oil guy here servicing my boiler. I asked him what his thoughts were on switching to gas and he of course told me it wouldn't be worth it for me because in my area the prices will go up within the next couple of years...I don;'t think it would be smart move for me because I don't plan on staying here more than 5 years.

I then asked him if an electric hot water heater would help with the cost. He said it would but I would have to be careful because it will damage the boiler if the boiler isn't running. He explained to me what to do. If someone could just read this to make sure I am on the right path...

-Put a valve on the water line right before it goes into the boiler (the IN outlet). He said this way I can run it once and a while.
-Turn the temperature setting the hi and low all the way down so it still runs (which I am confused, if the water running in is turned to off will it still be getting water to maintain the settings or does it run off the water line going in for the heat?)
-Put two valves on top of the hot water heater.
-Then just T in the lines.
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Just install the electric water heater and shut the boiler off for the Spring, summer and Fall. Then next year replace the stinky oil burner with a nice gas fired unit. Just think no more oil tank, no stinking oil, not a slave to the oil Company, no more dirty Boiler clean out every year.

When you install the water heater just cut out the pips to the boiler and change the aqua stat settings.
Wait till you hear the flack that comes in from this.
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No if you install a electric water heater just remove the boiler hot water system .
You don't want it in use in the Winter when the heat is on because your still using more oil.
The boiler will cycle on the hot water control to maintain it at a set temperature, just get rid of the oil fired boiler and the domestic hot water coil.
Another thing to understand, don't ever ask an Oil Company Service man if you should change to gas. Guess what the answer will be?
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