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Did you know…a Boiler Replacement Pays you Back?  –

Here in Massachusetts, space heating is the single biggest contributor to your energy bill. That’s probably not news to you, especially if you’re now considering the replacement of an older boiler. The good news is that boiler technology has come a long way. Today’s boilers are significantly more efficient than older models; an upgrade is a way to reduce your energy bill.

Since modern boilers use less fuel to produce the same amount of heat, it stands to reason that you’d save money just by switching out your old boiler for a new one. But while that is true, a new boiler installation is also an opportunity to re-evaluate your heating system. It’s certainly within the realm of possibility that a combination of energy efficiency upgrades and high efficiency heating equipment can cut your energy bill, as well as your carbon footprint, in half.

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If boiler installation or replacement is in your future, a consultation with a Kerivan-Lane professional is the next logical step. With a team that includes rebate assistance experts, our goal is to find the solution that’s best for you and your household. With over 95 years of experience, we carry an A+ rating with the BBB. Call today at 781-444-0279, or email us at

The Cost of Boiler Replacements

In theory, when you make an investment in your home’s heating system it should pay off in greater comfort as well as lower energy bills. Only you can decide what the improved comfort is worth. But savings from lower energy bills are paying for your new heating system. The cost of boiler replacement is zero when your accumulated savings equal the investment.

The initial investment in a new boiler, as well as the length of your payback period, is determined by which boiler you choose and, more importantly, the contractor you choose to do the installation. The chart below will give you a general idea of how much you can expect to save based on AFUE ratings. But if your contractor doesn’t size and install the system properly you won’t get the same results.


Buderus G115WS/4 Oil Boiler, Logamatic 2107 Control, and Heat Flo 40 Gallon Indirect hot water tank.

What is AFUE?

The efficiency of combustion equipment such as boilers, furnaces, and water heaters is measured by AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Effciency), which tells us how much of the fuel going into the appliance is converted into actual heat.

In terms of dollars and cents a boiler rated at 60% AFUE is wasting 40 out of every 100 dollars spent on fuel. Here in Greater Boston, we still have many homes with boilers on the low end of the AFUE scale.

System Performance

Our well-trained, knowledgable heating contractors consider these factors to allow your new boiler to perform at or above expectations. These include:

  • Size and shape of the house
  • Orientation of the house
  • Local climate
  • Windows: location, type, and area
  • Insulation levels
  • Air infiltration
  • Major appliances: types and efficiencies
  • Occupants: number, ages, and comfort preferences

With the proper load calculations in hand, an experienced professional can accurately prescribe boiler size along with recommendations. These may be based on features present in certain boilers that would enhance the performance and efficiency of your system. Some of those include:

  • Efficient controls
  • Modulating aquastats
  • Electrical efficiency
  • Indirect water heating
Indirect Water Heating

A natural companion to today’s modern boilers is indirect fired domestic hot water. It’s very efficient because instead of running two appliances with two fuel inputs and two vents you only need one. The boiler heats a fluid which is circulated through a heat exchanger in the hot water tank giving you a ready and ample supply of hot water.

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