I loathe having to have oil where I live, but out here there are few options. Plus, gutting the house to put in a totally different style of heating would cost a lot more than just replacing the oil boiler. So when our HVAC service guy told us that it was time to start shopping around, we asked him what are best options were. He told us that if we planned on sticking with the oil, we should look into getting a condenser boiler. Unlike other types of boilers, this unique kind features additional components that go to work help us conserve fuel, which in turn saves us money. The condenser boiler has a heat recovery aspect that works to actively reuse hot air that would otherwise be lost in process of heating the water and thusly warming up our house. In doing so, the condenser boiler is able to put over 90% of the heat that it creates back into our house, which is hugely productive number. This is especially a step above other types of home heating systems, such as forced air heating and other models of furnaces. Ever since we’ve purchased the condenser boiler, we have saved money on our home heating bill. Then since the condenser boiler also is the unit which heats the hot water for our home, we save money on our utilities not just in the winter time, but all year round! The condenser boiler was not cheap by any means, but I have no doubt it will pay for itself in savings over time.