All dryers are not created equal. If you’re shopping for commercial dryers for your laundromat or coin-operated laundry room, you will need to investigate your options and compare the pros and cons of each machine. To help you get a better handle on this potentially stressful task, today we’re discussing how to compare dryers. After all, without researching energy efficiency, ease of use, breakdown frequency, and (of course) cost, how can you make a confident and wise decision?
How to Compare Dryers
Cost. I think it’s safe to assume that you’re on a budget. Before you make your final decision, before you begin shopping, in fact, we recommend that you figure out how much you’re able to spend. Also, remember to factor in the likelihood of repairs and replacements. The cheapest dryer won’t be the most affordable if it requires frequent maintenance.
Energy Efficiency. Going right along with cost, the energy efficiency of your dryers will dramatically affect your utility bills. Plus, it will impact the level to which your dryers hurt the environment. Your wallet, your customers, and your environment will all appreciate a green choice.
Reliability. As we mentioned above, a dryer that requires frequent repairs will cost you in the long run. Not only will it be expensive to purchase replacement parts and hire maintenance technicians, but when your machines are inoperable, your customers will complain and your business will suffer.
Usability. Speaking of your customers, when you’re working with commercial laundry equipment, usability is crucial. Complicated machines that require detailed instructions for proper use will not be convenient for your customers, especially those using your laundry service for the first time. If you want content, repeat customers, take the machines’ ease of use into account.
Distribution & Service. Remember that you won’t just be selecting a dryer. You’ll be selecting a distributor, who will partner with you to offer a smooth-running laundry service. Research the manufacturer of the product as well as the distributor to ensure that quick maintenance and access to parts won’t be an issue. Finally, find a full-service distributor if possible.
Design. Beauty isn’t crucial when it comes to efficient dryers, but the design of the equipment is still very important. First of all, the size will determine how many dryers you can fit within your space and how you can arrange them. Second, top-loading machines offer a lot less space than front-loading machines. Third, the capacity of the machines will dramatically affect your customers’ experience. High-capacity dryers will create a faster laundry experience, which justifies an increase in price. Although the machines’ attractiveness probably won’t attract or repel customers, the design is still crucial.
Ready to start shopping for commercial dryers? If you’re looking for a reliable distributor, be sure to check out Laundry Solutions Company, a full-service provider of premium vended, on-premises, and multi-housing commercial laundry equipment.
Since 1976, we have been providing exceptional sales support, laundry design services, commercial laundry equipment (and leasing options), and laundry equipment service and parts. Although headquartered in Springfield, MO, we also operate out of Tulsa, Kansas City, and St. Louis, and we’re proud to be the sole authorized distributor for Speed Queen equipment in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. To learn more about our products and services, please give us a call at 800-383-9274 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!