Oil fired water heater supplement

Reckless Posted By Reckless, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM

  1. Reckless

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    Hi everyone :)

    So bought a house with an oil fired water heater and am looking for ways to keep the furnance off (I heat mostly with wood stove). Anybody in a similar situation? Ive been looing into on demand or solar supplement. Any other ideas? Is the right section?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
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    You may get more response on the solar question in "The Green Room".

    I think that the issue with using solar to supplement is that you would need heat storage to make it work well, even with an indirect tank, but I am speaking from a point of "I don't really know what I am talking about" :)
     
  3. Reckless

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    Thanks I will repost :)
     
  4. maple1

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    I might replace the oil heater with an electric one.

    Or, if you're in it for the long haul, maybe add on a Heat Pump Water Heater (e.g. Geyser) - then you'd also have some 'free' dehumidification & AC along with it. Even if you might not be living there long term, you could take an add-on with you when you move.
     
  5. Reckless

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    Oh no I am here for a while with a 30yr mortgage and a low interest rate plus I am in love :) I will look into this heat pump you speak of, thanks !!
     

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