To be a successful business owner, you must always compare the relative costs and outcomes of goods and services—or, in layman’s terms, you need to get the most bang for your buck! As the owner of a laundromat or coin-operated laundry facility, your focus will inevitably be on the cost effectiveness of your washing and drying equipment. If you need some help getting started, check out our tips below to learn how to find a cost-effective washing machine.
How to Find a Cost-Effective Washing Machine
As you begin shopping for commercial washing machines, keep these factors in mind:
First, of course, you’ll need to factor in the total cost of the washing machine. Although you may be tempted to steer clear of any pricey machines, keep them in the running as you examine the remaining factors (frequency of breakdowns, lift expectancy, etc.). After all, if a costly machine rarely breaks down, lasts a very long time, and uses little water, it will be more cost-effective in the long run.
How often will the machine require maintenance? What sort of warranty does it come with? Will it be difficult to find replacement parts for it? Does the vender offer excellent maintenance and repair services? How will the machine’s downtime affect your bottom line? Not only will maintenance affect the overall cost of the machine, but it will also cause stress for you and your customers. Research the machine’s reliability and consistency before you commit to it.
If a washer has a very large capacity, your customers will appreciate that it can handle their larger loads and you’ll be able to charge more for the service. It’s a win-win situation. However, bigger isn’t always better. If your customers don’t need a jumbo-sized washer, they won’t want to pay more money to use it. Plus, large washing machines tend to require longer spin cycles, another potential annoyance. Since high-capacity washers can be a benefit or a disadvantage, you should research your customers’ preferences before you commit.
How long will this machine last? The lifespan of your washer will dramatically affect its cost-effectiveness. Your new commercial washing machines should stay strong through thousands of cycles and years of use. Yes, these resilient washers will have a greater upfront cost, but what do you expect? High quality is worth a higher price tag.
Your washing machine is obviously not a stand-alone piece of equipment; it relies on your electricity and water supply to function. Luckily, these days manufacturers are producing exceptionally efficient machines that can reduce your water usage and electrical costs. Not only will this improve the products’ eco-friendliness and please green-minded consumers, but (perhaps most importantly) it will also minimize your utility costs. You’ll savor the savings.
If you take your time, do your research, and shop around, you can find a cost-effective washing machine with an affordable price tag, minimal maintenance, and relatively low utility usage that will enjoy a long, long life. Don’t believe us? You clearly haven’t heard about Speed Queen.
Speed Queen offers a variety of front-load and top-load washers that are, as the website says, “designed to be everything you never thought a washing machine could be.” Their cutting-edge features improve the washing performance while minimizing your costs. Plus, they come with a fantastic 10-year extended warranty. If you’re interested in learning more about Speed Queen washing machines, look no further than Laundry Solutions Company, a full-service provider of premium vended, on-premises, and multi-housing commercial laundry equipment. We are proud to be the sole authorized distributor for Speed Queen equipment in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In fact, two years ago we were honored by Speed Queen as the 2013 Distributor of the Year! 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!