The car wash industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., valued at a record $14.21 billion in 2020 and expected to expand 4.8% annually from 2021 to 2028. Based on conversations with industry leaders, a significant portion of their profit comes in the winter months; however, outside winter weather conditions paired with open bay doors present a challenge to keeping the tunnel warm enough for the car wash equipment to stay optimally functional. Closing the bay doors to retain heat is not an option because people may assume it is not open for business if the tunnel doors are closed.
When addressing the conditions specific to that type of facility, heating and ventilating a car wash tunnel can be challenging. Corrosive chemicals, high humidity and open tunnel doors all present obstacles to effectively heat the tunnels.
In this application, the Cambridge S-Series HTHV heater minimizes freeze-up conditions, thus reducing downtime and lost profits.