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Is an oil burner efficient for a detached 2 car garage w 1 BR apt

I have a 2000 square foot 2 story garage with a 1 BR apartment in it. There is an oil burner for heat and hot water. There is no hot water heater. Is there a more efficient system? Should I replace it with a furnace and hot water heater? It seems to be inefficient and expensive. Thanks.

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The best oil burner to use would be of the condensing combination type as this would be abt 96%efficient and only heat water as you needed it probably saving you abt 30% on your oil bill

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

Error code C2 11 is 'no ignition'
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There is no service bulletin covering how to perform these actions.
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