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.


Budgeting for Your Crematory Equipment

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Choosing the right crematory equipment for veterinary practices and agricultural sites involves many different considerations, but budget certainly ranks near the top. Crematory equipment comes with a variety of different available features, so determining which of these features is essential for you and which you can do without will help you budget for your purchase. As you weigh your options, here are factors that will help you make the right choice. 

Secondary Burn Chambers

Firelake Crematory Equipment P50 3G SC2 - Mountain State EquipmentA secondary burn chamber is used to make sure unburned gasses are combusted and that any particulate left after the first incineration are fully burned. The secondary burn chamber helps to clean emissions from the crematory, but it does represent an additional expense at the time of purchase as well as an increased price of use over time, since the second chamber will increase the amount of fuel you need. Not everyone using a cremation machine really needs a second burn chamber, so consult with your equipment supplier to determine if it is appropriate for your work. 

Local Regulations

Some areas have specific regulations that set minimum burn temperature requirements and retention time. Higher minimum temperatures and retention windows yield higher equipment and operation costs. If your area allows, try to keep your burn temperature around 1,000 degrees F and your retention time under one second. Although many municipal regulations insist on temperatures of at least 1,600 degrees F and retention times of over two seconds, those regulations exceed the actual crematory equipment requirements, so you can reduce costs without losing functionality by keeping them lower if you are permitted. 

Fuel Type

Cremation equipment generally runs on diesel, propane, or natural gas. Diesel machines tend to be less expensive upfront, but in the long run, natural gas usually ends up being the most cost-effective choice. If you plan to use your crematory equipment regularly, look at long-term fuel costs over up-front investment to make your decision. 

The expert team at Mountain State Equipment in Beckley, WV is ready to help you choose cremation equipment that meets your needs and your budget. Get more information about our crematory equipment, incinerators, waste oil burners, and all our services by calling (877) 253-7306 or contact us here.


Exploring the Best Applications for a Waste Oil Boiler

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From auto repair shops to trucking companies, many businesses generate a large amount of waste oil as part of their operations. Proper disposal of waste oil can be tricky, and many businesses end up paying a hauler to remove it and discard it according to local regulations. However, there is a way to repurpose that waste oil and burn it cleanly, while reducing your own energy costs. 

waste oil boiler by Energy Logic, Mountain State EquipmentWaste oil heaters and boilers are powered by waste oil, so they burn the oil cleanly and produce heat or hot water, drastically reducing energy costs for businesses. Energy Logic is a leading producer of eco-friendly waste oil heaters and boilers, offers solutions for businesses that produce at least 500 gallons a year of waste oil and who want to cut costs while being more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the best applications for a Clean Burn waste oil burner. 

Car Washes

Car washes require a tremendous supply of water, and they frequently rely on hot water for certain aspects of the cleaning process. A waste oil boiler can ensure a steady supply of hot water that also serves to safely dispose of waste oil while avoiding the costs typically associated with other boiler systems. 

Snow and Ice Melting

In tough winter conditions, melting snow and ice quickly is essential. With an EnergyLogic or Firelake waste oil boiler, you don’t have to choose between using hot water to de-ice and the size of your energy bill. 

Radiant Floor Heat

Radiant floor heat is a great way to keep workspaces comfortable. Although this kind of heating system is typically costly, a waste oil boiler makes it much more affordable, not to mention efficient. Reap the benefits of heating your space while safely disposing of waste oil.

At Mountain State Equipment, we’re proud to offer both EnergyLogic and Firelake waste oil boilers and heaters, and our customer service-driven team of experts is ready to answer your questions about finding the right system for you. We offer top-of-the-line products as well as maintenance services to customers in Beckley, WV, and the surrounding region. For more information, call us toll free at (877) 253-7306 or fill out our contact form here.


What is the Right Incinerator for Your Waste Management Needs?

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Waste incinerators make it easy and efficient to manage waste for a range of different needs. Selecting the right incinerator for your specific waste management needs is critical to getting the best use out of your investment. Although the best way to find the right incinerator is to talk to your dealer, this advice will help you narrow down your options. 

A200 Incinerator for Agriculture, available at Mountain State EquipmentVolume of Waste
The volume of waste you expect to incinerate on a regular basis is one of the key factors to consider when you’re choosing an incinerator. Calculate the volume based on the size of the container it is collected in and determine how frequently you expect to generate that volume in a week. This information will help you pick the appropriate size for your waste management without overpaying for a system that exceeds your needs. 

Type of Waste
In addition to the volume of waste, the type of waste is also a major consideration. You need different incinerators to dispose of medical waste than you do for veterinary cremation. Mountain State Equipment is the local Firelake Manufacturing incinerator dealer, based in Beckley, WV. We can help you find a model that can dispose of the type of waste you plan to be incinerating most frequently.

Permitting and Regulations
Many municipalities have specific requirements for incinerator use, including special permitting and regulations regarding the disposal of incinerator waste. In some instances, these requirements may impact the kind of incinerator you should choose. Pay close attention to the rules in your area, so that you can easily meet any local requirements.

Get help selecting the right incinerator with advice from the experts at Mountain State Equipment. From our base in Beckley, WV, we serve homeowners and businesses alike across several states. We’re the only dealer of Firelake incinerators in the area and provide reliable service for every customer. Find out more about Firelake incinerators and other products by calling (877) 253-7306 or filling out this simple form.


Power Equipment for Fall Lawn Care

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Summer is winding down and soon fall will be here. Are your lawn and property ready for the new season? We have some fall lawn care tips for you, including suggestions for the power equipment from Stihl and Cub Cadet to make the job quick and easy. Mountain State Equipment has all the fall lawn care equipment and outdoor power tools you need to get your yard ready for a new season.

Leaf Control

Fall lawn care - Mountain State Equipment , Beckley WVAlong with the beauty of fall colors comes the pesky leaves on your lawn. It is important to remove the leaves with a rake, leaf blower, or leaf vacuum to prevent the leaves from suffocating your yard. Mountain State Equipment has a wide range of powered leaf blowers to clear your yard, patio, or driveway.  Backpack Leaf Blowers from Stihl are quiet and efficient for residential areas or even municipalities. Handheld leaf blowers are another great option and are available with either a battery or cord to meet your lawn care needs.  Other important supplies to have on hand are rakes and heavy-duty lawn and leaf bags.

Trimming Trees

You may be tempted to prune your trees and cut some branches in the fall with your Stihl chainsaw. For many trees, fall is not the ideal time to prune branches.  You may check with your local landscaper to see what the best time to prune is for your area and your trees.  Most of the time, the best time to prune your trees will be in the winter or early Spring. In the dead of the winter, the woody plants are still dormant. It is also easier to trim trees in the winter because the leaves have already fallen, making it less clean up easier for you to see what you’re doing.

Pruning Shrubs

Most smaller shrubs and ground cover should get a pruning before the cooler weather hits to prepare them for going to sleep in the winter. Many early spring bloomers (like lilacs and spireas) only need light pruning. Instead of pruning them in the fall, prune them just after they finish blooming, otherwise, they may not bloom next season. For very overgrown deciduous shrubs, pruning in the winter is probably best. Pruners or hedge trimmers from Stihl are known for being powerful but lightweight and quiet.

Power Cleaning

If your patio, deck, or home needs a good power wash, a Stihl pressure washer is a perfect tool for the job.  Pressure washing your home is a great way to winterize it and get the dirt and grime off it before the cold temperatures hit. Mold and mildew can also be common on decking, and snow or ice could amplify the issue. Don’t forget to power wash your gutters to help prevent any freezing issues in the gutters that could cause leakage in your home. Stihl pressure washers come with many different tips and nozzles to meet your cleaning needs.

Prepping the Garden for Next Year

When it is time to till up the garden, make sure you have the right equipment to make the job easy.  A Cub Cadet Garden Cultivator gets the job done quickly and is compact, efficient, and easy to operate. The Cultivator can till through grass, weeds, plants, and soil, giving you fresh soil to work with.

Prepare for Spring

Now is a great time to start making plans for adding color to your yard for spring, such as planting spring-blooming flowers. Tulips, daffodils, lilies, and hyacinths are all great spring choices. If you have any landscaping plans or power tools needs, plan ahead so you can hit the ground running in the spring.

Visit Mountain State Equipment

Mountain State Equipment has a wide range of power tools and lawn equipment for landscaping and yard care needs including chainsaws, pruners, pressure washers, hedge trimmers, cultivators, and much more. Contact Mountain State Equipment at 877-253-7306 or stop in our showroom in Beckley, WV to learn more.

New Website for Mountain State Equipment

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We are always looking for new and better ways to serve our customers, and today we are excited to announce our new website! This gives us a better opportunity to tell our story and share our products with you. Through talking with our customers, we have found that many of them do not know the full scope of what we offer.

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