3 Steps To Pinpoint The Best Waste Oil Furnace For Your Needs

Monday, 15 February 2021 10:10

Does your business create waste oil on a regular basis? If so, you can greatly benefit from a waste oil heater! It's a highly efficient way to heat your business for free. And these days, you have no shortage of options for a waste oil heating system. There are heaters of all shapes, sizes, and designs on the market, and each one offers unique pros and cons. So how can you find the best waste oil furnace for your business needs?

We're here today to make that process a little bit easier for you.

How To Find The Best Waste Oil Furnace For Your Needs

You don't want to make the wrong decision when purchasing your waste oil heater! Just stick with the expert guidance and insights of these 3 steps and you'll find the perfect waste oil heating system for your needs in no time.

1. Consider Your Total Space

As we mentioned earlier, waste oil heaters come in all shapes, sizes, and capacities. Some systems are designed to heat smaller spaces while others are outfitted for larger work areas. So, you must consider how much space you need to be heated.

But that doesn't mean you only need to think about your total square footage. You will also need to account for other factors like:

  • The shape of your workspace. What does the building of your business look like? A long and narrow structure will usually be more difficult to efficiently heat than a square building.
  • The height of your ceiling. We all know that height rises. So the taller your ceiling is, the harder it will be to circulate your heat efficiently.
  • Your current heating appliances. Some heaters can be ducted to your current heating system, while others can't.

You may need to do some math to determine your heating needs. Here's a simple formula to help you get started:

(desired temperature change) x (cubic feet of your work area) x .133 = BTUs needed per hour

According to this formula, if you worked in a 1,000 square-foot area with a 10-foot ceiling, you'll have 10,000 cubic feet to heat. If you wanted to raise the heat by 30°F, you'd need just under 40,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) per hour to keep your workspace efficiently heated.

2. Evaluate Your Waste Oil Production

How much waste oil does your business generate on an annual basis? It is essential that you get an accurate range for your yearly waste oil production because it will influence your choice in a furnace. Each Clean Burn heating system is designed for a different volume of used oil.

For instance, the CB-2500 model from Clean Burn is designed to support facilities that generate or collect more than 1000 gallons of waste oil annually. On the other hand, a small waste oil furnace, like the CB-140 model, works best for businesses that generate approximately 500 gallons of waste oil per year (or less).

If you can't meet those used oil production levels, you'll need to fuel your heater with other types of oil (e.g., #2 fuel oils, #4 fuel oils, etc.). Otherwise, you might not be able to effectively heat your business when your employees need it most.

3. Compare Customer Support

Before you throw all your weight behind one waste oil heating system, you should consider the kind of support that comes with that system. When some part of your used oil furnace breaks or stops working, you'll be thankful for the customer service support that you receive from your furnace distributor.

So, how can you properly evaluate their customer service capabilities? It's simple; just compare things like:

  • Phone support - When you need maintenance, how easy will it be to get in contact with your distributor? At Interstate Energy, for example, our clients can directly contact our technicians 24/7 for anything.
  • On-site maintenance - If your furnace stops working and the problem can't be solved over the phone, how soon can your distributor come out to fix your system?
  • Warranty offers - What kind of warranty do you receive with your furnace? All Clean Burn heaters are backed up by an industry-leading warranty offer, which guarantees 100% replacement for your furnace heat exchanger/combustion chamber for 10 years or 15,000 hours.

Discover The Best Waste Oil Furnace For Your Business Today

If you're ready to start taking advantage of an efficient waste oil heating system, reach out to us at Interstate Energy today! We are the only authorized Clean Burn distributor in Colorado and eastern Wyoming. During your FREE on-site consultation, our technicians will take the time to fully understand your needs before making product recommendations.

Contact Interstate Energy today to learn which model is the best waste oil furnace for your needs.