Benefits of Waste Oil Heaters
Waste oil heaters are great for heating enclosed areas, but they also provide other benefits for businesses. The waste oil heater's main purpose is to provide heat using an otherwise useless resource, which then in relation saves money.
If you generate waste oil at your business, you then assume the responsibility of the EPA cradle-to-grave liability. This liability basically states that the creator of the waste oil is responsible for it until it is properly disposed of. With a waste oil furnace, not only will you be disposing of your waste oil properly but gaining the benefit of free heat for your company.
Which Types of Businesses Can Benefit from a Waste Oil Heating System
An array of businesses, both large and small, can find some benefit from a used oil furnace. This includes:
- Automotive service centers and repair shops
- Wash and lube shops
- Farm equipment dealers and service centers
- New and used car dealers and service centers
- Fleet services companies
- Farm machinery sales and repair shops
- Construction companies
These businesses benefit the most from these systems because they generate waste oil on a regular basis. As they create used oil, they can then repurpose that product into a source of heat for their company.
How to Clean Your Clean Burn Waste Oil Furnace
You'll need the following items when you're preparing for oil furnace cleaning.
- Rubber gloves
- Safety glasses
- Protective clothing
- Shop vacuum
- Brush and dustpan
Once you're physically ready to start, you'll want to ensure that everything has been turned off and "hot" components have had time to cool down. After that, you can easily access your combustion chamber through the swing away door.
There are several different areas of your heater where you’ll need to address during this period. cleaning session.
The stack is the vertical tube of the waste oil burner. Brush and then tap the ashes into the elbow of the stack to loosen them. Vacuum the ash out with a vacuum hose.
Loosen the fittings, which are screws and bolts that attach necessary parts to the waste oil burner, to reduce pressure on the oil and airlines. Remove the Energy Retention Disc from the swing-away door, so it can be vacuumed separately later. Vacuum the remaining ash from the combustion chamber and flue.
Make a note of the color of the ash. If your machinery is running properly, it should be a light brown or gray color. If it’s especially light or dark, then you should get in touch with a Clean Burn technician to take a closer look at the system. Before closing the swing away door, use a brush to do a final sweeping through the flues. After doing so, re-install everything before using it again.
Annual Used Oil Furnace Cleaning
Your used oil furnace cleaning is one of the most frequent requirements of oil furnace maintenance, but there are a couple of other things that need to be done on an annual basis. You’ll want to make sure to keep an eye out for any mechanical issues. Components to check on include:
- Metering pump
- Valve and screen
- Water and sludge in the tank
All of these factors are going to make a big difference in the operational efficiency and performance of your waste oil furnace.
If you are ready to purchase a Clean Burn waste oil heater, reach out to us at Interstate Energy. We are Colorado and eastern Wyoming’s ONLY authorized Clean Burn distributor.
And as the only authorized distributor in the area, we’ve helped hundreds—if not thousands—of businesses find the right waste oil heater to cut their overhead costs and properly dispose of their waste oil.
Contact us today to schedule an assessment to determine which waste oil heater is right for you.