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Below are some of the questions we receive the most about HHO Carbon Clean Systems and our franchise opportunities.  If you do not see the answer to your questions below, please feel free to call us at (703) 944-1382 or send an email to .

What is HHO?
HHO is the mixture of hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O) gases when water (H2O) is separated.  It goes by several names including HHO, Brown’s Gas, Oxyhydrogen Gas, and Hydroxy Gas.  Or it can simply be referred to as hydrogen because when it is in this atomic structure, the atoms of hydrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen are not bonded. It is colorless, odorless, and lighter than air.  Extracting the hydrogen from water is considered to be a possible long-term, renewable, recyclable, and non-polluting energy source. 
If you’d like to learn more, here is an article that amplifies on HHO’s safety and properties.
How does HHO contribute to total combustion?
The significant benefits attributed to Hydrogen Carbon Cleaning are founded in the effectiveness of hydrogen in combustion.  Hydrogen, also known as H, H2, hydroxy gas, HHO, or Brown’s Gas, has highly combustible characteristics that make it extremely effective for internal combustion engines, both gas and diesel.  
This article seeks to define the two types of combustion, how the addition of HHO contributes to complete combustion, and the results of its addition to engine performance.
Do electric vehicles provide a sustainable solution?
Although there are multiple reasons to purchase EVs, it is not the ultimate solution to lowering emissions or a viable alternative fuel source for most industries.  It is not projected to become the market standard or overtake fossil fuels as an economical solution.  
To learn about EVs, reliability, lithium supply, technologies, and most current projections, explore this article.
Is carbon buildup really a problem?
Several developments in engines have become standardized as a result of government regulation to lower emissions.  As a byproduct, it has caused additional maintenance requirements for components such as Direct Injection engines, and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) because of the carbon buildup.  Those advancements have increased the demand for a preventative maintenance service called “carbon cleaning.”
Here is an article linking regulation and maintenance problems, a solution, and results. 
What is carbon cleaning and is it worth it?
Carbon cleaning is the process of cleaning the built-up carbon deposits  inside a vehicle’s engine, restoring its performance.  Carbon deposits form because of  incomplete combustion in an engine’s combustion chamber.  While carbon buildup has been a natural byproduct of internal combustion engines since their inception, modern environmental regulations have restricted exhaust allowing more and more deposits to settle on critical components. Those deposits can form on cylinders and valves, or on more expensive parts such as turbos and particulate filters, causing decreased performance and ultimately component failure. Cleaning the engine periodically as a preventative maintenance helps preserve engine performance. 
To learn more about the process, the cost savings, and methods, read this article.
What are the startup costs and what do they include?

An HHO Carbon Clean Franchise can be operational for approximately $100,000.  The estimated initial investment for an HHO franchise is between $108,380 – $185,330.  The largest portions of that include the initial franchise fee, the service vehicle, and the service equipment.

What type of service vehicle is required?

HHO requires that their franchisee’s operate a Ford Transit, Dodge ProMaster, or of similar type.  The vehicle must be white and newer than the 2019 model.

Do I have to be an automotive expert or automotive enthusiast?

The HHO Carbon Cleaning service does not require an automotive expert.  We are looking for brand ambassadors who believe in providing hydrogen energy solutions.  That will expand past the automotive industry.

How long does it take to open?

Our Hydrogen Ambassadors drive home from initial training in their service vehicle ready to begin operating.  We expect them to be operational within 90 days of signing the Franchise Agreement.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

Though our franchisees commonly begin as owner/operators.  The goal is for the franchise to grow into an executive model where the franchisee is managing the business and not providing the services directly.

Can I own more than one location?

HHO franchisees can operate multiple vehicles in a single territory or they may operate multiple vehicles in multiple territories.  The more HHO generators at work, the higher the revenue can be.  For franchisees who would like to open multiple territories, there is a reduced Initial Franchise Fee for additional territories.  A second territory is $35k.  And each territory after that is $25k.

How many employees are necessary to operate the business?

A franchisee may begin as owner/operator, but quickly expand to having a sales technician who is in the field providing the services and conducting demos.

Are there any specific licenses for this business?

HHO does not require any certain licensure except those required by your local area

Where do you take the training course?

Our initial training is held at our headquarters in Paducah, KY.  It is a week-long training that includes operations, sales, technology, and hands-on training.

How much money do I need to purchase a franchise?

HHO cares a great deal about our franchisees’ success and know that the main reason start-up companies fail is lack of capital. A strain on capital can also cause stress which impacts performance.  We look for franchisees that have a networth over $250k and approximately $100k in liquid capital. 

Is financing available?

Although HHO does not offer in-house financing, we are SBA registered and have secured third-party lenders to assist.  There are also numerous other financing options available to potential franchisees.


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