7 Features and Capabilities to Compare when Choosing a Waste Oil Furnace
You know that a waste oil furnace can cut your heating costs year after year, but how do you know what features and functionality to look for when deciding which make and model furnace to buy? As you compare brands and their equipment, read on for some important questions to ask.
1. What are the furnace’s parts and components made of?
The material used can make a tremendous difference between brands/models, and directly impact how durable and long-lasting a waste oil heater can be expected to perform.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? Any part that touches combustion gases is made from stainless steel to ensure it maintains functional integrity and resists rust and corrosion to stand up to years of use.
2. How are the flue tubes designed?
This matters because the design affects how easy it is to clean the furnace, the interval between cleanings, and ultimately the lifespan of the furnace.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? We make our flue tubes out of stainless steel, and we swedge rather than weld them to the heat exchanger. This helps them weather expansion and contraction during the heating and cooling process, thereby making them resistant to cracking. Also, our flue tubes are positioned vertically, so ash doesn’t build up; and it conveniently falls out into the disposal pan. This helps to prevent corrosion and to extend the life of the furnace.
3. Will I have to assemble the pump or does it come pre-assembled?
The less you have to do to set up your waste oil furnace, the faster the installation process will go. With a pre-assembled pump, you won’t have to take the time to put it together yourself, and you won’t have to worry about possible “pilot error” that could create problems with how your furnace functions.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? We help make installation efficient by pre-assembling and vacuum-testing your waste oil heater’s pump. It’s ready to go, so you don’t have to sweat the details.
4. How efficiently does the waste oil furnace’s heat exchanger transfer heat?
You should inquire about this because the cost savings you get from your furnace will depend on it.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? Our furnaces have a stainless steel air swept combustion chamber that transfers heat effectively and efficiently. It maximizes heat transfer to the surrounding air and heats buildings quickly.
5. Will the furnace perform well regardless of my location’s altitude?
If your business is in a high-altitude area (over 3,500 feet above sea level), you will want to buy a waste oil furnace that can work properly at that elevation. Not all furnaces can maintain a consistent combustion process when oxygen levels in the air are reduced. The result can be overfiring, which can cause permanent damage to the furnace.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? Our furnaces have high-altitude pump options to ensure they operate reliably regardless of the elevation. Contact your local representative for the correct options for your model and elevation.
6. How difficult is the furnace to maintain and clean?
Regular maintenance and cleanings are critical for optimal performance and longevity. Find out in advance if the servicing care of a furnace will be overly complicated or inconvenient.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? With vertical flue tubes, over-center latches that can be opened by hand, and a hinged cleanout door that easily swings open, our waste oil furnaces are designed to make cleaning and servicing ultra-simple. In fact, you can clean out our furnaces without the need for tools to open the unit.
7. Is the furnace easy to monitor and control?
Ideally, a waste oil furnace should allow for convenient control, enabling you to pre-set temperatures for times of day and adjust settings even when you’re not at your location.
What about Clean Energy Heating Systems’ furnaces? With our Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat and mobile app, you can check the temperature of your building, fire up your furnace, adjust its heat settings, and more—all from your smartphone or tablet.
Compare and Call Us!
After you’ve had an opportunity to compare how our American-made waste oil furnaces stand up to others on the market, we’re here to answer any additional questions you may have concerning their top-of-the-line performance. With our heaters, you will enjoy ongoing savings on your heating costs and an extraordinary ROI. Contact us today; and ask about our flexible financing plans, too!