Ok, the wonderful fine of the year is approaching. Warm weather and no heat. I'm looking into my options of heating my domestic hot water. I can keep the boiler going, convert to oil, or install a heat pump like the Nyle Geyser.
The last two summers I've kept the boiler going on coal. I average 600 lbs per month ( about $97 in these parts) as well as deal with losing Draft and the resulting outfires.
I could switch the boiler over to oil and forget about the boiler until November, but I have no clue how much oil this thing will eat. I can deal with a couple extra dollars for a headache free summer and I know I'll never run out of hot water. My third option is to install a heat pump. If the power company is still offering rebates, that would help the install cost. I know that would be the cheapest way as far as monthly cost, and a cool dry basement would be an added bonus, however, I am concerned about the recovery. So I'm looking for some opinions, and insight from anyone who doesn't burn yea round.