How-Why-When Winterize Your Car Wash
Boilers, water heaters, floor heat systems and components all need to be checked, fired and cycled to ensure proper operation. There is nothing worse than waiting to start up these systems until the onset of winter and finding out they don’t work. Summer/fall is the best to check for proper operation and winterize your car wash.
WINTER PREP CHECKLIST
- Inspect and test all units and water heaters
- Check fluid levels
- Check glycol – change if needed
- Check system pressure – pressure test
- Check for leaks and valve functionality
- Inspect boilers and burners
- Make sure burners are clean and clear
- Check heat exchangers and scale build-up in tubing
- Do a combustion analysis
- Check all piping and exhaust emissions
- Look over your control system, electronics and connections
- Check de-icing system and set points
- Make sure manifolds are functioning properly
- Check your zone pumps for efficient operation
- Evaluate your gas and electric output/costs
GAS AND ELECTRIC RATES VARY CONSTANTLY
Evaluate previous years of winter-season bills and come up with an average usage. Use these numbers to determine if it makes sense to lock in a rate, prepay, go with the standard month-to-month billing, or shop for better gas rates. If you’ve never considered these options before, contact your local utility suppliers and ask them for a list of pricing options.
DO NOT HESITATE TO GET HELP
If you need further assistance or have any questions with your car wash system, contact Chris Rojas at Carwash Boilers at 888-316-8514 or email us.