Heating up the Car Wash Industry: Amazon’s Innovative Approach

Heating up the Car Wash Industry: Amazon's Innovative Approach

◩ Project Type


◩ Project location

Akron, OH

◩ System specifications

WSMM-480V/6000W x8


◩ Client


◩ Heating system

Snow Melting Mats and Commbox-600

◩ Project size

1,000 square feet

The Challenge

Amazon needed a solution to keep their truck washing area clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months in order to maintain their high standards of cleanliness and efficiency. Traditional snow removal methods, such as shoveling and plowing, were time-consuming and costly, and often resulted in downtime for the facility. Amazon was looking for a more cost-effective and efficient solution.

The Solution

After researching different snow melting options, Amazon decided to install electric snow melting mats from Warmup in their 1000 square feet truck washing area. Eight units of WSMM-480V/6000W were installed, with each mat spaced 6 inches apart. A Commbox-600 snow melting controller was also installed to offer more features than any other Warmup control and is ideal for larger projects over 1,000 square feet. The snow melting mats were designed to pre-heat the space, preventing any snow or ice accumulation in the truck washing area. The system was also equipped with a temperature and moisture sensor that would automatically turn on the mats, ensuring that the area remains clear and safe for truck washing.

The Result

After installing the electric snow melting mats from Warmup in their truck washing area, Amazon noticed a significant improvement in the efficiency and safety of their operations during the winter months. They no longer had to rely on traditional snow removal methods, which were time-consuming and often resulted in downtime for the facility. The snow melting system worked seamlessly, keeping the truck washing area clear of snow and ice at all times. The temperature sensor also proved to be a valuable feature, as it ensured that the mats were only turned on when needed, saving energy and reducing operating costs. Overall, the electric snow melting mats from Warmup proved to be a cost-effective and efficient solution for Amazon's winter maintenance needs. The system eliminated the need for traditional snow removal methods, improved the safety and efficiency of the facility, and reduced downtime and operating costs. Amazon was highly satisfied with the results and plans to continue using the snow melting mats in their truck washing area for years to come.

Product information

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