Investing In An Oil Burner That Runs on Used Motor Oil
If you could cut your monthly overhead and help save the environment in today’s world, I suggest you fully take advantage. Everything is going up! Fuel, food and utility bills are just some of the things you have probably noticed are not getting cheaper. Its time to hedge some of your fixed costs while you still can.
The solution: investing in a waste oil furnace or boiler. You have probably never thought about these items before but they are one of the most cost effective items you can purchase for your home over the long run if you have some disposable cash and a little ingenuity.
These heating systems run on, you guessed it, used motor oil. I am talking about the nasty, gooey and until now utterly useless waste that comes out of your car after several thousand miles of use. Decades ago, someone made it possible for an oil burner to use this substance as fuel instead of heating oil, electricity or coal. Unfortunately, in the past due to the nature of used waste oil these machines suffered from a slew of problems that made their savings not worth the pain of keeping a waste oil furnace or boiler around.
Fast forward to 2011. A lot of changes have been made. Companies that manufacturer waste oil burners have build their products to withstand more abuse and last longer. Most of the major brands (Columbia, Renor, Energy Logic) make systems that will last you several decades as long as you routinely perform the required maintenance. And while these items can easily run you anywhere from 6-10 thousands dollars, if you do the math over the long term, their return of investment is phenomenal. As long as you can get a steady supply of used motor oil, which is not difficult, you can enjoy free heat indefinitely.
The biggest obstacle is filtering the oil you get. Every batch will be different but usually used motor oil will have a lot of gunk in it that you will need to get out. Failure to do so will result in the nozzle of your burner clogging up on a routine basis. This can be done by using several 30 micron filters. You also need to let any oil you receive sit a couple days in a garage or warehouse of some sort so that the sediments settle to the bottom of the barrel. This part will take some thought but innovative people have found multiple ways of successfully filtering the oil they get.
If this is the first time you have heard about this technology you need to definitely invest some time in researching if its right for you. There are certain neighborhoods that may outlaw this device but most allow it. Taking several hundred dollars out of your household expenses could prove to be a great investment in the long run.
For more information about purchasing, buying and maintaining this type of alternative energy system please visit the Oil Burner Guide. Its a website dedicated to everything pertaining to this subject.