Get Your Waste Oil Heater Ready Before Winter

“Be prepared,” as the Boy Scouts say, are words of wisdom that we should heed in many situations. Heating your business during the cold winter months is no exception!

If you wait until the freezing temperatures are upon us to prep your waste oil heater for another season of snow and ice, you’ll put yourself at a disadvantage. Follow the below checklist NOW to make sure you get optimal performance from your waste oil furnace all winter long.

  1. Tackle routine annual maintenance.
    If you didn’t do this at the end of last season, now is the time to clean the oil filter and pump head screen, as well as clean sludge and water from the used oil supply tank.
  2. Knock out “every X number of hours” maintenance tasks.
    Some ongoing maintenance responsibilities need attention according to the number of hours of operation that have passed since you lasted completed them. For example, you should remove the ash from your waste oil furnace’s heat exchanger every 1,200 hours of use. And you should clean the nozzle adapter heat block every 2,000 to 3,000 hours of use. Check your maintenance records and if either of these is near due, consider tending to it now, so your furnace is ready to roll when winter is at its peak.
  3. Fire it up.
    After you’ve serviced your furnace, start it to make sure it’s working properly and blowing hot air. Turn your furnace on, and make sure it is generating heat effectively!
  4. Review your Owner’s Manual.
    Before performing any of the maintenance tasks, reacquaint yourself with your Clean Energy Heating Systems Owner’s Manual. Make sure you fully understand how to perform routine maintenance steps before you attempt them. Safety should always come first—and you don’t want to risk damaging your waste oil furnace!

As you start preparing your waste oil heater for the rigors of winter, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or issues. The Clean Energy team is here to make sure you have the knowledge and support you need to keep your equipment working as efficiently as possible.