When it comes to heating your car dealership, auto repair shop or other facility that generates its own supply of used oil, a waste oil furnace is an investment with significant cost-saving benefits.
Depending on how you are currently generating heat, you can reduce or even eliminate your heating bill by changing to a waste oil furnace. However, before you make the transition to waste oil heating, it’s important for your safety – and the safety of your business – to understand what waste oil furnaces can and can’t burn.
At Hy-Flo Equipment, we are committed to designing and manufacturing waste oil furnaces that are capable of burning used petroleum products to produce free heat for shops and businesses of all sizes. Keep reading to learn more about what our waste oil heaters can burn as well as the substances you should never use in your heater.
What Can I Burn in My Waste Oil Furnace?
Our waste oil furnaces are U.L.-approved to burn used hydraulic oil, used automatic transmission fluid, used crankcase oil, synthetic oil, #2 heating oil and diesel fuel. Since new fluids have a higher flashpoint, we recommend only burning used oils or mixtures of used waste products in your waste oil furnace.
As you can see, there are a number of approved options that can successfully – and safely – generate free heat for your business, so it’s important to educate yourself and your employees to ensure your shop is as safe as possible. Keep in mind that different manufacturers may have different instructions and recommendations for use, so always consult your owner’s manual for specific information.
What Substances Should I Avoid Putting in My Waste Oil Heater?
Not all liquids are created equal, especially when it comes to converting them to heat, which is why we advise against the use of certain materials that might cause damage and create an unsafe environment. What’s more, depending on the make, model and manufacturer of your waste oil furnace, using certain substances may immediately void the warranty on your furnace.
Substances to avoid include antifreeze, gasoline, paint thinner and carburetor cleaner as well as chlorinated solvents and parts washer solvents. If you have any questions about whether a substance can be used in a Hy-Flo furnace, our team is happy to help you find a safe, efficient solution. Just contact us to ask one of our technicians.
Ready to Learn More?
At Hy-Flo Equipment, our waste oil boilers and waste oil furnaces are engineered to give shops, garages and facilities of all sizes optimal energy performance and efficiency when it comes to burning approved materials. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you save money on your heating bill and boost your bottom line or if you have questions about what you can and can’t use in your waste oil furnace, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!
Original article by Clean Energy