The City of Anderson Transit System has added a new furnace that runs on used oil to heat their garage.
In an effort to go green, CATS installed the heater, which will be able to heat the garage at no cost to the city, other than the price of the furnace.
Last winter, the city spent $5,800 on heating the garage, according to a press release. If those numbers hold, the cost of the heater, $4,269, will be made up in one year, and it will continue to save taxpayers money down the road.
The furnace also will eliminate the need for CATS to transport used oil from the vehicles off the premises.
“We are very excited about the new furnace. It is more efficient and provides a better working condition for our employees," Sam Pellegrino, department head of CATS, said in a statement.
The city is inviting citizens with used oil to donate it to the garage for the furnace. Crankcase oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, fuel oil, vegetable oil and diesel fuel are all acceptable to donate.
The garage is at 530 Dale Keith Jones Road.
— The Herald Bulletin