Choosing a heating system fuel
Posted by Chris Van Remoortel on June 17, 1998 at 22:36:50:
This may be a bit off-topic, but...

I need to replace my forced hot air oil burner (the heat exchanger has a small hole which is patched with a "magic putty" but probably will not last) AND oil tank (it leaks!). The question is:

Where can I find information that will help me make the correct fuel decision: oil or gas?

There are so many factors (initial cost, fuel price and price volitility, service, safety, etc.) to consider. I would like to find a balanced discussion of the various pros and cons of each.

Thanks in advance.

Chris Van Remoortel
Marblehead, MA
(north of Boston on the coast)


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