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Upgrade Your Boiler

Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5 Savings: 1295 lbs CO2 / $120 Bookmark and Share

Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.

Why You Should Do It

If your boiler is old enough to vote, it’s probably time to think about retiring it.  ENERGY STAR recommends installing boilers with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 85% or higher.   The good news?  With tax credits, stimulus money and utility rebates, it's more affordable than ever to upgrade.

What It Costs

For a high efficiency boiler you can expect to spend from $4,000 upwards.

How to Do It

  1. Select “Add to My Challenge” and pledge to replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new energy efficient model.
  2. Remember to get boiler maintenance at least once a year (before the heating season starts is good).
  3. Congratulate yourself for saving energy and money and making a difference for Minnesota!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.

    How do I know if I have a boiler or a furnace?

    If you have radiators, you have a boiler.  If you have grates that blow hot air, you have a furnace.

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