Domestic hot water heating using oil


Old 12-29-05, 11:30 AM
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Domestic hot water heating using oil

My daughter has oil fired hot water baseboard heat. She has ( or had ) a separate oil fired hot water tank. She has contacted her oil distributor and he is coming out to see what she needs. They are a family of 2 adults and 4 kids living in Connecticut. He has mentioned an indirect hot water heater.

Is indirect hot water the proper replacement? What questions should she ask? She and I are quickly doing all the research we can so she can make the proper choice.

Information or links to sites for more information would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
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Old 12-29-05, 04:27 PM
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An indirect in most cases would server her well. One thing to keep in mind is an indirect will not porduce hot water as fast as a direct oil fired water heater. Almost all boiler manufacturers sell indirects.

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