Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gearing Up For The Heating Season

Cooler weather has arrived!  The last couple of mornings have reminded me that Fall is just around the corner.  So a few thoughts for Clean Burn waste oil furnace and boiler owners before we head into September:

1) Make sure you have cleaned your furnace, or that you schedule Eco Heating Systems to come do it for you.  Periodic annual maintenance is essential to the long term operation of your furnace, and your overall happiness with the furnace!  Just as a car or truck needs regular oil changes, your waste oil heater must be cleaned properly on a regular basis (annually for most Clean Burn owners, bi-annually for owners who burn waste oil very heavily such as quick lubes).  Clean Burn recommends you have your waste oil furnace cleaned out every 700 hours (for smaller furnaces) to 1000 hours (325,000 btu's and up).  Putting off periodic maintenance can cause expensive damage to the furnace and components. 

2) Establish a waste oil management program: train your employees on the proper handling of waste oil and the operation of the furnace.  It is best to have one employee in charge of the furnace, and a backup in case of illness.  It is also important to make sure they understand that clean used oil makes a happy furnace.  Contaminants in the used oil supply such as chlorine, anti-freeze, water and brake fluid can cause the furnace to shut down or can damage the waste oil heater parts.  Eco Heating Systems can train your employees on the proper operation of the furnace at your next periodic maintenance appointment.

3) Do not let the oil level in your used oil storage tank go below 12"!!!  If you are below 12" of waste oil in your tank, you are essentially out of oil.  This is the NUMBER ONE reason we get service calls during the heating season.  The oil pickup line is typically installed 8" - 10" from the bottom of the tank to help prevent drawing any sludge or contaminants into the oil supply line to the furnace.   To avoid paying for a service call, make sure you advise your waste oil hauler to keep about 1/4 of the oil in the tank when they come during the heating season.

And finally, here is the list of acceptable fuels for your Clean Burn used oil heater:  Crankcase oil, Transmission Fluid, New Fuel Oils #2, #4 & #5, Synthetic Used Oil, Hydraulic Fluid (up to 90 weight), Diesel Oil and Diesel Fuel (new or used)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eco Heating Systems to Attend WMDA Mega Show 2011

Eco Heating Systems will be attending the WMDA Mega Show in Ocean City Maryland.  The show runs from September 29 - October 1st 2011.

Robert Bennett with Eco Heating Systems will be hosting a seminar on the Benefits of Recycling Waste Oil For Heat Recovery.  Waste oil is a valuable resource produced by many industries, including Automobile Repair Shops, Service Stations, Quick Lube Shops, and Fleet Maintenance Facilities.  The seminar will focus on the financial and environmental benefits of burning used oil for heat recovery.

Robert has over 25 years experience in the waste oil heating industry.  He served as service manager for Clean Burn for 15 years and was involved in the successful UL listing of Clean Burn waste oil furnaces.  Robert also assisted in writing the NFPA 31 Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment, Chapter 12: Used Oil Burning Appliances.

Eco Heating Systems will be at booth #309 on September 30th and October 1st. Stop by to see us and to learn more about Clean Burn waste oil furnaces and boilers.  Or you may visit our website for more information or to hear about our current offers.   http://www.ecowasteoilheaters.com/