No matter why you’re searching for a hot water pressure washer, whether you’re buying it for your home, your business, or something else entirely, Hydro Tek wants you to find the exact right product for your needs. Here are five features that you’ll need to compare when you go in search of the right washer for your needs. Still have questions after reading this guide? Call us today at 800-274-9376 .
Take a look at the burner options
The burner on your hot water pressure washer supplies the heat to the unit. The type of fuel it uses will vary from diesel to kerosene. There may be other fuel options available depending on exactly what you’re buying. Note that the burner can raise temps of the water that’s coming in by 130 degrees F. In some cases, you may be able to get a wet steam that’s 250F – which is hotter than boiling. As you’re shopping for your pressure washer, compare the burners to see how hot they can get.
The size of the burner fuel tank
The fuel tank supplies fuel for your burner. In most cases, you’ll find tanks that range in size from four to ten gallon capacities. There’s no right size – it all depends on what you need and how you’ll be using your pressure washer. For example, having a bigger tank does mean you won’t have to fill it up as often, which can be an advantage, but it also means that the total unit will be much heavier, which can be a disadvantage.
The type and size of the heating coil
Many of the components of your hot water pressure washer are heavy and when you combine them all, you could be dealing with a very heavy product. However, the heating coil is actually where most of the weight of your washer comes from. If you’re looking for a professional pressure washer, then it may be worth it to get a heavy one. Most people who are buying a washer for home don’t want the added weight of a heavier option.
The type of fuel
Your two main options will be gas or electric power. They’ll keep your pump going and ensure you’re running smoothly. If you need a lot more power, then gas is likely to be more affordable. However, it can be easier to use electric power and it can result in an overall lower weight to your completed unit.
Do you want a trailer or a push card?
The larger your heating coil, the heavier your burner, and the bigger your fuel tank, the larger your cart frame will need to be. In the case of the largest option, a trailer is likely to be mounted and it can be pulled by truck from one site to another. On the other hand, lighter units can be pushed around with four wheels while others have two. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to Hydro Tek and let us clear them up for you.