Replace Your Equipment

Are You Ready to Replace Your Heating System?

A heating system replacement will bring you big returns! That’s because upgrading to high-efficiency oilheating equipment can drastically cut your annual energy costs while improving your comfort. You will also virtually eliminate high repair bills with an upgrade.

And when you combine a new oilheating system with the fuel of the future—super clean, ultra- low sulfur heating oil, you’ll have a double win.

Emissions from an old system that burns conventional heating oil can be significantly reduced by upgrading to a high-efficiency system that is powered by ultra-low sulfur heating oil. That’s the secret to why today’s oilheat is efficient and emissions are negligible.

Ultra-low sulfur heating oil not only supports more efficient equipment, it also eliminates the source of many equipment breakdowns because it burns so cleanly.

Your local heating oil company can help you choose the best equipment for your needs and your budget—and they’ll show you how to take advantage of great rebates and financing programs that can help you save even more.

Please contact your local heating oil company for more information. Ask about how you can qualify for a $300 rebate  when you upgrade your boiler or furnace and a $200 rebate when you replace your heating oil storage tank. Funds for this program through the National Oilheat Research Alliance and the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) are limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

5 Benefits of Replacing Your Heating System
  • cut fuel costs
  • improve comfort
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • eliminate the worry of a failing system that needs frequent repairs
  • improve home resale value

Use this guide to help you decide whether it’s best to repair your system or purchase a new one.

Repair Replace
Age of System Less than 20 years
More than 20 years
  • Older systems are less efficient and cost more to repair.
Cost and Frequency of Repairs
Less than 50% cost of new unit
  • Unit still under warranty.
  • Less than two repairs in last 10 years.
50% more than cost of new unit
  • Any repairs after warranty expires.
  • Any repairs after 10 years and older.
Efficiency of Unit
More than 80% AFUE
  • If it’s still efficient, it may be worth keeping.
Less than 80% AFUE
  • New units have ratings that exceed 90%. You save money long-term because of higher efficiency.

Note: AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency.