Answering Your Questions About Waste Oil Heaters

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For those trying to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle, finding ways to reuse waste is a key principle. Most people think of recycling paper and plastic goods as their main avenue for reducing and reusing waste, but there are many other ways to use other kinds of waste to reduce pollution. One such example is waste oil heaters. Waste oil heaters use oil that would otherwise be discarded, such as used motor oil, in a heating system. Could your business benefit from a waste oil heater? Here are the answers to some of the questions about we hear most often from customers. 

Will waste oil heaters increase air pollution?Energy Logic 200h waste oil boiler at Mountain State Equipment

A misconception many people have about waste oil boilers or heaters is that while they are reducing waste and energy use, their environmental benefits are offset by air pollution created by the burning oil. Although this may have been the case in the early days of waste oil heaters, today’s systems burn as clean as fuel furnaces using #2 oil, which is recommended as an environmentally friendly choice for heating. Most waste oil heaters will work using waste oil or #2 fuel, and the output is the same with both options. 

How much waste oil do I need to run a heater?

Waste oil heating makes sense for businesses that generate enough waste oil to run the heater consistently. In general, waste oil heaters like those from EnergyLogic are good options for businesses that generate at least 500 gallons of waste oil yearly. Of course, if you find yourself running out of waste oil, then you can use #2 fuel as backup. 

Will waste oil heaters work with a mix of viscosities?

Burning waste oils of different viscosities won’t cause any issues for a waste oil heater. Most systems work with mixed of oils ranging from 10w to 50w without any loss of function. Check the specifications for your specific system before using it. 

Stop paying for someone to haul your waste oil away and turn it into energy with a waste oil boiler or heater. The customer service team at Mountain State Equipment helps businesses find the best waste oil heaters for their needs in Beckley, WV and beyond. Call (877) 253-7306 or contact us here for more information.