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October 16, 2002 at 4:27 pm #121639
The boiler can last many more decades. A new one is available at any time. The hot water from that boiler is the least expensive you can get.
Changing to a hot water boiler will improve efficiency and give closer control of the heat and hot water in the house. However, it would take a decade to pay off the investment from the savings.