Fuel Types: What Can You Burn in a Waste Oil Heater

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 09:39

While it may sound unconventional, waste oil heaters and boilers are becoming increasingly popular for their environmental and financial benefits. Traditionally, waste oil has been seen as a nuisance and disposed of as hazardous waste. However, with the rising costs of traditional fuel sources, waste oil has gained attention as a viable alternative.

What Can You Burn in a Waste Oil Heater?

Waste oil heaters are designed to burn used or recycled oil which can reduce your heating costs and minimize your impact on the environment. When it comes to using a waste oil heater such as a Clean Burn furnace, there are a variety of fuel options available. Each fuel type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to consider your specific needs and circumstances. Our oil heater experts are here to explain the different fuel types to help you determine which will work best for you.

Differentiating Between Oil Phases

Waste oil heaters are a popular heating solution for buildings and spaces because they allow for the use of a variety of fuels, including both traditional and alternative options. However, it's important to be aware of what can and cannot be used as fuel for your waste oil heater.

A key component of using a waste oil heater is understanding the difference between used oil, recycled oil, and waste oil.

Used oil refers to oil that has been used in an engine or machinery and is no longer suitable for its intended purpose. It may contain impurities and contaminants that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly.

Recycled oil, on the other hand, is used oil that has undergone a process to remove impurities and contaminants. This process restores it to a usable state, making it suitable for reuse in engines and machinery.

Waste oil typically refers to oil that has been contaminated beyond the point of being able to be recycled but can actually be safely burned with Clean Burn products.

What Fuels a Clean Burn Heater?

A Clean Burn oil heater is unique in its ability to be powered by waste oil, synthetic oil, ATF, and hydraulic oil. Here's a quick rundown on each of these:

  • Synthetic oil is a type of oil that is artificially created using chemical compounds. It is designed to have superior performance characteristics compared to conventional oils.
  • ATF, or automatic transmission fluid, is a specialized type of oil used in automatic transmissions.
  • Hydraulic oil is a type of fluid used in hydraulic systems, which are used to transmit power or force through fluid pressure.
  • Waste oil can be any of the above-mentioned oils in a state where they cannot serve their original purpose. This is where Clean Burn oil heaters come into play. Waste oil is also going to be the most environmentally friendly fuel type when it's properly collected and burned.

Trust Interstate Energy for Oil Heater Advice and Service

Interstate Energy Inc. is the reliable, knowledgeable, and customer-focused provider of waste oil heater advice and service. Whether you're brand new to the world of waste oil or have been using a Clean Burn product for years, Interstate is always here to help you burn responsibly and safely.

Reach out today to learn more about how waste oil works!