Air-to-Water Heat Pump to Replace Boiler
My 20-month-old oil boiler has failed (Buderus g115/ws3), and the labor to repair it under warranty is twice what it cost to install it new. In light of how awful my experience with the boiler has been, I am looking at other options.
Are there are air-to-water heat pumps that I could ‘drop in’? I have conventional baseboard, 1900 square foot home in central CT with a 75,000 BTU heat load on design day per my calculations. Generally, even on cold days the boiler only ran a max of 25-30% of the time.
There is no natural gas available, and I cannot run ductwork, install minisplits, or install radiant floors (house construction is unusual). Baseboard and valance heaters can be added or replaced with higher output if needed.
If such products exist, tips on installers would also be appreciated. Those I have spoken to here do not sell air-to-water units.
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