How to choose the right commercial washer and dryer for your laundry business

Laundry facilities are crucial to many businesses and knowing which commercial washer and dryer to choose will help streamline operations. In addition to self-service laundromats and staffed laundries, hotels, spa and other hospitality businesses, care homes, and hospitals all need laundry facilities. Selecting the right commercial washers and dryers can be a daunting task.

Here are some tips to help.

How to choose the correct commercial washer and dryer size

One important thing to consider is the size of the appliance. Overloading a commercial washer or a commercial dryer can damage clothes and underloading them is a waste of water, energy and consumables.

Of course, you can source from suppliers that offer a wide range of dimensions for their appliances, but because laundry operations normally experience a variable inflow of customers, it is still not easy to decide. Sensor-assisted commercial washers and driers can help with this issue: by measuring the laundry load and adapting the consumption of resources, the appliance can avoid the costly waste of underloading. With these devices in place, the maximum loading capacity of the appliance is a better indicator to choose size than matching loading capacity to the average load your business uses.

Choose the right commercial washer and dryer for your workflow

Physical space will always be an issue to address, whatever your laundry business. Commercial washers and dryers are bulky appliances that occupy a lot of space, and need even more room to be operated. So, first of all, you need to carefully plan the workflow of your operations, then consider the design of the appliance

  • Stackable commercial washers and driers can solve both space and workflow problems, leaving a smaller footprint and bringing together loading, unloading and re-loading operations
  • Ergonomically designed appliances can provide more streamlined workflows, reducing the total space needed to operate the laundry

Choose the right commercial washer and dryer for your workflow

Physical space will always be an issue to address, whatever your laundry business. Commercial washers and dryers are bulky appliances that occupy a lot of space, and need even more room to be operated. So, first of all, you need to carefully plan the workflow of your operations, then consider the design of the appliance

  • Stackable commercial washers and driers can solve both space and workflow problems, leaving a smaller footprint and bringing together loading, unloading and re-loading operations
  • Ergonomically designed appliances can provide more streamlined workflows, reducing the total space needed to operate the laundry

Consider commercial washer and dryer ergonomics to reduce costs and increase satisfaction

Well-designed commercial washers and driers aren’t just the perfect fit for your space; they also have perfectly “human” interfaces. Laundry businesses like self-service laundromats still require a lot of human interaction, and operators are required in other laundry facilities. Simpler interactions mean customers are less irritated, employees save time and make fewer mistakes, and the laundry business operates faster.

Correctly evaluate consumption

One of the most important factors in the consumption of chemical products is to correctly pair the washer load and the quantity of detergent needed to get it clean. If the washer has only got a standard detergent tray, you have to rely on the skill and experience of operators to dose the products.

If the industrial washer is equipped with sensors, it can automatically use the right amount of detergent to successfully complete the cycle, with a huge saving in consumables.

Evaluating operating time consumption of industrial washers and dryers

Like in any business, if you lower the consumption of resources you can boost your potential profit. It’s essential to carefully calculate the consumption of commercial washers and dryers to choose the right ones for a laundry business. Read our article (link) to get an idea about how to do just that.

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How to choose the right commercial washer and dryer for your laundry business 2020-01-03T14:57:10+00:00 Electrolux Professional