In today’s business environment, it pays to be green – literally.  A host of new US federal and state legislative agreements have opened up a host of opportunities to industrial and commercial businesses, such as car wash businesses, to obtain significant tax breaks for using green practices such as renewable energy use, recycling, emissions control and others. Retrofitting your car wash facility to be more environmentally friendly may be easier and less costly than you think, and the many tax credits available for renewable energy are likely enough to tip the scale.

If you’re building a new car wash business, integrating clean and renewable energy into your facility is just smart business. Not only can you expect hefty tax breaks from the IRS, but you can also leverage your car wash’s environmental sustainability as a value-added feature. Consumers like to practice green living, so why not give them the opportunity?

At Tommy Car Wash Systems, we’ve created a energy tax credit resource for car wash owners looking to cut costs by investing in green technology. Browse for commercial government incentives for renewable energies and energy efficiency by state to find which energy tax credits your car wash business could benefit from.

Car wash businesses looking to reduce energy usage should look at retrofitting the following equipment items:

  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Controls and sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps

A few of the most common types of green energy which qualify for energy tax credits include:

  • Solar water heat
  • Solar thermal electric
  • Solar thermal process hear
  • Wind energy
  • Fuel cells
  • Miniturbines
  • Batteries
  • Thermoelectric energy
  • Renewable fuels

If you have any questions about how to retrofit your car wash business to qualify for energy tax credits and government incentives, our sales team would be happy to help you explore your options.

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