Proper planning is the key to a successful central vacuum installation:
Plan the layout
Plan the process
Plan the performance
Whether at an existing wash or new construction, it can be accomplished in four simple steps: You begin by installing the vacuum equipment in either an equipment room, adjacent to the point of vacuum, or even on the outskirts of the property. This is followed by the selection and installation of the filter separator. Then you install the support structures and vacuum manifold, as identified per the construction drawings and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction. Lastly, electrical systems such as the disconnect, motor starter or VFD, and turbine(s) are wired for use.
For more than 20 years, AVI has served the vacuum needs of the car care industry through the AutoVac line of widely recognized, dependable central vacuum systems. AVI is known for its innovative use of technology and world-class research and development capabilities.
Palms Car Wash has become an institution in Austin, TX, proudly serving the community for more than a decade at numerous locations spread throughout the city. As one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, and one where the number of vehicles is growing even faster than the ever-increasing population, building outstanding car wash facilities with top-notch service in Austin is a real necessity.
Baird Brothers express Car Wash is located at 116 Early Blvd. and is not your average car wash. They prefer to do things differently. Baird Brothers utilizes both water and energy saving systems with every wash.
Like it or not, express customers have come to expect free vacuums. Now, more than ever, car wash owners need to manage costs and maximize earnings.
Central vacuum systems offer car wash owners a competitive edge – energy efficient vacuums with low operating costs that are extremely durable and easy to maintain. This is especially important for large express washes that rely on low labor costs.
We’ve Retrofitted All Our Washes And We Won’t Build A Wash Without One,” Declared Chip Hackett, Owner Of Four Exterior Express Ultra Car Wash Locations In The Atlanta, Georgia, Area. Clearly, Chip Hackett is hooked on VFDs—variable Frequency Drives.
The car wash industry, like all retail, is experiencing a significant reduction in consumer demand. The depth and breadth of this downturn is anyone’s guess. In order to prosper in this environment, operators must pay particular attention to opportunities to permanently reduce operating costs.
For years, operators have been focused on water conservation due to the environmental and economic impact, but now we must look at another, often overlooked and misunderstood resource used in production — electricity.
For decades full-serve car washes have enjoyed the benefits of central vacuum systems — powerful suction, very low maintenance costs, minimal downtime, and extreme durability. Recent developments in equipment and technology have made central vacuum systems possible — and profitable — for self- serve car washes.
AutoVac Case Study
AutoVac works with Budget Car Rental to Upgrade its Central Vacuum System
Budget Car Rental at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, prepared to relocate their support services from existing facilities to a new Consolidated Car Rental Facility (CCRF). They needed an energy-efficient, cost-effective central vacuum system that would keep pace with a high volume of rental car returns.
Our new AutoVac vacuum system now operates 24/7 and serves three times as many users at a fraction of the previous operating costs.
Steve Badilla, General Manager
AVI Car Care was founded in 1989. Our central vacuum systems are found in thousands of companies in various industries around the globe. aerospace, car care, material handling, manufacturing, medical applications and more.
SpaceX, Boeing, Toyota, Honeywell, Xerox, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gulfstream, International Game Technology, and Penske are just a few of the companies who rely on AVI Car Care’s expertise and commitment to quality.
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