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February 6, 2017

Energy-Efficient Laundry Tips for Business Owners

Energy-Efficient Laundry Tips for Business Owners

As technology continues to improve and costs continue to rise, one thing is clear: energy-efficiency is a top priority for business owners. Investing in energy-saving technology and practices is a great way to save large sums of money, as well as reduce your laundry’s environmental footprint. To encourage this type of eco-friendly mindset, the team at Coin-O-Matic has compiled several tips for creating a laundry space that will help you save massive amounts of money on energy costs. 

Looking for more personalized advice on how to grow your profitability through utility savings? Contact Coin-O-Matic today, we want to come visit your business and provide you with a customized profitability assessment. We'll even give you $50 after we present our findings and advice!  If you're the owner of a business that has a combined total of 30 or more existing washers and dryers, we want to talk to you! Call 708-371-9595 x 251 or use our Contact Form to set up your assessment!

Invest in ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment

It all starts with your initial investment in laundry equipment. Coin-O-Matic provides numerous commercial and coin operated washers and dryers that are ENERGY STAR® qualified, ensuring that they’ll reduce the amount of energy used, save you money, and help protect the environment. Whether you’re a laundromat ownermulti-housing manager or on-premise laundry supervisor, investing in energy efficient commercial laundry equipment will provide long-term benefits to your business.

Provide Speed Queen front-loading washing machines

Front-loading washers can help reduce your operating costs with low water usage and high-speed extraction. In fact, water usage in Speed Queen’s coin-operated front load washers is as low as 10.9 gallons per cycle. In addition, the high spin speed (up to 1,200 RPM at 440 g-force) removes more water from clothes, speeding up drying cycles and reducing wasteful energy use.

Ensure that your washers and dryers are kept clean

Encourage laundry equipment users to clean lint screens between uses. By checking to verify that all lint filters on your dryers are clean after each use, clothes will dry faster and your machines will use less energy. Additionally, it’s important to clean ducts annually to ensure that heated air is entering your dryers as efficiently as possible.

Save energy with a countdown timer light for your laundry room

If you own and operate an on-premise or multi-housing laundry facility, consider installing countdown timer lights for your laundry room. These energy-efficient lighting options will only turn on when someone cranks the timer to the amount of time that they’ll need. Once the timer reaches zero, the lights turn off and you reduce wasteful electricity use.

Encourage use of cold water in washers

Did you know? Washing clothes in cold water gets clothes just as clean as hot water, while using less energy and money. Encouraging the use of cold water in your washing machines can make a huge difference in your electricity costs per year. According to Consumer Reports, washing clothes in cold water will save homeowners upwards of $60 per year. For laundromat, multi-housing or on-premise laundry room owners, this number will be much higher.

As you can see, there’s a plethora of ways in which you can create an energy-efficient environment for your customers with coin operated laundry equipment. No matter what laundry business you’re in, there are simple ways you can significantly reduce energy costs and your impact on the environment. Our laundry equipment specialists serve locations including northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, specifically Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, and South Bend. If you’re interested in learning more about the eco-friendly products that Coin-O-Matic offers, contact us today!

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