6 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Waste Oil Shop Heater

Friday, 11 June 2021 13:14

When it comes to big purchasing decisions, it’s best to do your homework beforehand to avoid common (and costly) mistakes. Being knowledgeable about the product you need is one of the most important parts of gaining the environmental advantages and cost savings from owning your own waste oil shop heater.

As a leading Clean Burn waste oil heater distributor, we’re here to help guide you along the way. Before you purchase a waste oil heater, be sure to ask yourself these six key questions.

1. Does my business generate enough waste oil to fuel a furnace?

First things first, you’ll want to ensure your business actually generates enough waste oil to justify purchasing this type of heater over another type of heating system.

Typically, the average minimum amount of waste oil you should generate each year to justify this heating system is between 500 - 700 gallons. However, it’s important to note that if you happen to run short on waste oil, you can also burn #2 fuel oil in Clean Burn waste oil heaters.

2. How many square feet do I need to heat?

It’s important to know the exact size of the area of which you wish you heat. With this knowledge, your waste oil heating service provider will be able to better recommend which heater model is best for you and your business.

3. How long after purchasing my waste oil heater will I be able to generate “free” heat?

Purchasing a waste oil shop heater is without a doubt an investment. But on average, it takes just 12-18 months to see a return on that investment and begin to generate free heat for your business. To see just how much you’ll save, check out our online savings calculator.

4. How often will the heater need to be cleaned?


It depends on the make and model of your waste oil burner. For instance, Clean Burn waste oil heating systems having the longest cleaning intervals on the market and will only need to be cleaned every 1,000 hours of operation.

5. Are your heaters backed by a warranty?

This is always an important question to ask, especially for big purchases like industrial waste oil heaters. Clean Burn is the only used oil manufacturer to offer a 100% unlimited warranty for your combustion chamber or heat exchanger for 10 years. You won’t find that kind of warranty offered with other used oil furnace manufacturers.

6. What kind of customer service can I expect during installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs?

Customer service will vary with every service provider, so this is an important question to ask up-front. Here at Interstate Energy, we offer:

  • Hassle-free, expert installation
  • 24/7 phone support
  • On-site oil heater maintenance
  • Next-day parts delivery
  • And all-inclusive service contracts

Talk to the experts about purchasing a waste oil shop heater today

If you’re interested in purchasing a waste oil shop heater, contact us today at Interstate Energy. As an authorized Clean Burn distributor, we are proud to offer the industry’s most durable, reliable, and energy-efficient heaters on the market.

Contact us today to learn more about our waste oil heating systems and schedule a free consultation.