Frequently Asked Questions About Hotsy Pressure Washers
If you’ve been thinking about getting a pressure washer, you may have some questions you want answers to first. Here are some of the most common questions customers ask about Hotsy pressure washer before deciding to make a purchase.
How do I Know if I Need a Hot Water Pressure Washer or a Cold Water Pressure Washer?
There are hot water pressure washers and cold water pressure washers available for purchase, so which one should you choose? The answer depends on what you plan to wash. If you’re planning to primarily clean dirt and mud off patios, decks, sidewalks, and driveways, a cold water pressure washer will do the job well.
If, on the other hand, you plan to use your pressure washer to clean up oil spills or greasy grills, a hot water pressure heater is a better choice. That’s because hot water is necessary to remove both grease and oil from various surfaces. Cold water will end up pushing the grease around.
What’s More Important in a Hotsy Pressure Washer: PSI or GPM?
If you’re buying a Hotsy pressure washer, you’ll need to understand the difference between PSI and GPM. PSI stands for pounds per square inch (pressure), while GPM stands for gallons per minute (flow). Generally, PSI and GPM are equally important when it comes to choosing a pressure washer. You need good pressure as well as good flow to get the most out of any pressure washer. Hotsy equipment emphasizes both PSI and GMP to give you the best cleaning experience.
Pressure Washing Safety Is Important to Me. Can I count on a Hotsy Pressure Cleaning Machine?
All Hotsy pressure washers meet rigorous safety certifications. Hotsy equipment meets OSHA (CCOHS) regulation 1910.399 and 1910.303(a). It’s also compliant with the Clean Air Act (section 213). Hotsy manufacturing facilities are registered to both ISO-14001 Environmental Standard and ISO-9001 Quality Standard. You can purchase and use our pressure washers, knowing you’re using quality equipment that’s safe to use.
Should I Consider a Maintenance Program for My Cold and Hot Water Pressure Washer?
Buying a pressure washer is a decent investment, so it’s important to make sure your washer lasts as long as possible. Whether you make a living cleaning exterior properties or you want a pressure washer that’s capable of cleaning your property, it’s worthwhile to participate in a maintenance program. Such a program can not only keep your pressure washer in good working condition but also help you avoid overlooking major issues that could eventually destroy your equipment. A good maintenance program is worth every penny.
What Makes a Hotsy Hot Water Pressure Washer Better Than the Others?
There’s a good reason people trust Hotsy water pressure washers over other brands. Our pressure washers are manufactured with highly durable Schedule 80 ASTM pipe that’s rolled in a cylindrical shape. Not all manufacturers use Schedule 80 ASTM pipe, which is one reason why our products stand apart from others. Many manufactures choose to use Schedule 40 coil, which is an inferior product.
What Type of Hotsy Pressure Cleaning Accessories Do I Really Need?
There are a wide variety of Hotsy pressure cleaning accessories available for purchase. But if you’re just getting started, you may be wondering which accessories are really necessary. Here’s a brief guide of the must-have accessories you should buy with your pressure washer:
- Specialty nozzles
- Rotating brush
- Hose extension
- Pump lube
- Professional cleaning fluid
- Variable pressure wands
- Surface cleaners
These tools will help reduce your cleaning time and make it easier to achieve a deep, satisfying cleanliness level.
Why Would I Need a Stationary Hotsy Hot or Cold Water Pressure Washer?
For heavy-duty commercial cleaning needs, a stationary Hotsy pressure washer can’t be beaten. Unlike portable washers, stationary washers stay in one spot and can be hooked up to your natural gas. This can save you money and removes the need for refueling the burner system. You can easily set up your Hotsy cold or hot pressure washer in a laundry room, garage, shed, or wherever is most convenient.
What Is the Difference Between a Belt-Drive Pump and a Direct-Drive Pump?
Hotsy pressure washers come with both belt-drive and direct-drive pump options. They’re both good options, but one may suit your needs better than the other. Here’s what you should know about the differences between the two pump types.
Belt-drive pumps run much cooler than direct-drive pumps. However, they are a little less efficient. The belts may also require more maintenance. However, a belt-drive system will likely work best for commercial applications and offers a long pump life when maintained properly.
A direct-drive pump has fewer moving parts that require maintenance. It also runs faster than a belt-drive pump, but it has a shorter lifespan. Direct-drive pumps work well for residential applications but may not be ideal for commercial applications.
What Kind of Warranty Comes With a Hotsy?
A Hotsy pressure washer comes with excellent warranties, including a 5-year guarantee on the heating coil and a 7-year guarantee on the Hotsy pump. These are some of the best warranties in the industry.
How Can I Convert My Existing Cold Water Pressure Washer Into a Hot Water Pressure Washer?
If you currently have a Hotsy cold water pressure washer and want to convert it to a hot water pressure washer, all you need is a 9400 series heating module. You can attach the module to your cold water pressure washer to enjoy the benefits of hot water pressure washing.
How Much Does a Hotsy Pressure Washer Cost?
The cost of a pressure washer varies, depending on which product you select. To request a quote, contact us today.