I could have a FREE, and new, boiler. But I love my ancient boiler, can I keep it?
We've lived in our house for years (22) and our 40 year old boiler keeps on chuggin' along. It is worry free and nearly maintenance free. Why should I replace it?
There is an energy rebate program in our state that nearly guarantees me an almost free replacement boiler (must be equal to or greater than 93% efficient). But I don't want to get a new boiler--free or not....I am happy just paying my gas bill each month. I don't want hassles, breakdowns, service calls.
I've heard that new boilers have a life span of 8 years on average. Anyone concur? If I get a new boiler (even if its's free) with a short life span I'll be spending out of pocket cash to replace it, right? That's why I love my boiler--there is nothing to break, no computer boards to short out, nothing but good ol' simplicity keeping me and my family warm.
Advise Anyone? What would you do? What would you buy if going new? I think I need at least a 60,000 btu boiler.