Last updated 1:48PM ET
December 13, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Green heat
(WOUB) - Changing the oil in your car is something we all do on a regular basis.

But in Athens, an auto-repair shop has found a way to make this a green habit.

Instead of disposing of the oil, the shop is using the old motor oil to heat its buildings.

Rich Vieland of Vieland's Auto Service, says instead of having to pay to have the oil disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, he can use the oil to heat his garage.

In order to do it Vieland had to buy an oil burning furnace.

Vieland says in the long run, he will save money from purchasing the furnace, although it is an expensive investment.

He also says his customers are very intrigued by the furnace.

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