Is An Oil Burning Furnace The Right Choice For Your Business?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 19:27

As global warming and other environmental factors become an increasingly more mainstream issue, many businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and operate responsibly within their industry. For business operations like auto shops and farming, generating oil is a necessary evil. There is simply no way to avoid this part of the job, but there is a way to put the oil to better use after it has been used. Waste oil burning furnaces are a popular option for businesses who generate a lot of oil and want to reduce their overhead costs while making a positive impact on the environment. Let’s talk about how oil burning furnaces work and what makes them a great choice for your business.

When Does Oil Become Waste?

Synthetic and petroleum-based oil becomes “waste oil” when it has impurities or begins to break down. Once it becomes unusable, there are limited options for what can be done with it. You can dispose of it, using third party company and incur the extensive liability that comes with doing so or you can recycle it and eliminate the overhead cost and liability of disposal while generating free heat for your facility.

How Does An Oil Burning Furnace Work?

With an oil burning furnace, you can dispose of your waste oil in a sustainable way. The process of using an oil burning furnace involves filling the tank with your waste oil and using a pump to draw the oil from the tank and through a filter.

Once it’s filtered, the oil is pumped to a burner where it is heated to the right temperature to be atomized, or converted into microscopic particles. These particles are sprayed into what is called the blast tube where they mix with air that is being blown by a fan. A high-voltage starter will then ignite the oil and air particles which warms the heat exchanger.

The heat exchanger is the specific part of an oil burning furnace that will warm your facility. It will transfer the heat to cool air or water, depending on the model of oil burning furnace you are using, and pass to the other side of the exchanger where it is expelled into the room. Any leftover gas is vented from the furnace through a chimney.

Finding The Right Oil Burning Furnace For Your Business

Burning waste oil to generate heat can be a dangerous and risky process if you do not follow the proper protocols put in place by various governing bodies for oil. Some people will try to create their own oil burning furnace and our experts at Interstate Energy have to advise against doing so because of the potential risks. From causing a fire to producing dangerous chemical, there are a number of safety hazards to consider before making the decision to utilize a waste oil furnace.

Commercial oil burning furnaces are going to be your safest and most reliable bet when investing in a heating system that recycles waste oil because the processes have already been through the necessary inspections to ensure safe burning.

The Costs (and Profits) Of Owning An Oil Burning Furnace

Up front, a waste oil heater is likely to be more expensive than a traditional heat, however, when you consider what you are really buying when you purchase an oil burning furnace it can offer a big long-term pay off. While the initial cost may be slightly higher, you eliminate the expense of disposal and the liability that comes with it. Additionally, instead of paying for the heating in your facility and the disposal of your waste oil, you can combine the two expenses to ultimately get free heat for your business. Once the initial cost of the oil burning furnace has been covered, what used to be a large overhead cost with major liability becomes a source of income.

Is Clean Burn The Oil Burning Furnace For You?

At Clean Burn, we not only provide industry-leading oil burning furnaces but also top-of-the-line support by our expert technicians. If you are interested in purchasing an oil burning furnace and turning a liability into income, contact Interstate Energy today to speak with one of our representatives for the Colorado and Eastern Wyoming area.