Thursday, December 20, 2012
Did You Know.... Waste Oil Burns Hotter Than Other Fuel Sources?
Hydrocarbons are currently the main source of the world’s electric energy and heat sources (such as home heating) because of the energy produced when burnt. Often this energy is used directly as heat such as in homes and businesses, which use either petroleum (fuel oil), natural gas or propane. The hydrocarbon is burnt and the heat is used to fire a furnace or heat water in boilers. A similar principle is used to create electric energy in power plants.
Waste oil has a higher percentage of hydrocarbon content than fuel oil, which increases its heating value. The heating value of waste oil is approximately 150,000 - 155,000 btu/gallon. Fuel oil averages 140,000 btu/gallon, propane 92,500 btu/gallon and natural gas 100,000 btu/gallon.
You will get more heat from every gallon of waste oil than any other type of heating fuel. For more information on how you can save money on your heating bills, contact Eco Heating Systems at 866-888-1103.
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