Ever considered purchasing gas dryers for your business? Whether you’re running a laundromat or simply have a business with special washing requirements, like a hotel or an aged care facility, investing in the right washer and dryer is something you will thank yourself for down the line. A high-quality machine might be more expensive initially, but it helps you save money and optimise the laundry workflow.
Dryers are notorious for consuming a lot of energy, so you might be looking at more sustainable solutions. Read on to find out about the advantages of gas dryers and why they are a great investment for your business!
The advantage of gas dryers
A dryer is a fairly simple machine and the inner mechanics are the same regardless of model. They all have a small motor that makes the drum tumble and a fan that blows hot air for clothes to dry. The heat can be produced in two ways: through gas or electricity. This is where things get interesting!
A gas dryer uses natural gas or liquid propane to run, whereas an electric dryer usually operates on 240-volt current. Both need to be vented to the outside, except for a few very expensive ventless electric models.
Just like with gas stoves and electric stoves, the costs of gas are much lower than those of electric power. Although a gas dryer is more expensive to purchase and install than an electric dryer, it saves you a lot of money in the long run. In fact, compared over a few years of usage, a gas dryer can cost 30% less than an electric one. For most businesses, this argument is enough to sway them in this direction if they can afford the initial investment.
Another advantage of gas dryers is that they dry clothes much faster than electric ones. As you may know, one of the issues of using dryers frequently is wear and tear. Natural gas dryers are gentle on fabrics. Modern models, like the Girbau EcoDryer, have accurate moisture control systems and a drum system that ensures the fabric never comes into contact with sharp edges.
And if you’re concerned about the environment, you’ll be pleased to learn that a gas dryer is a more environmentally friendly solution, unless you have solar panels to generate electricity.
Gas Dryer Installation
One challenge when choosing a gas dryer is installation. If you don’t have a proper gas line connection, it can be difficult to install one, but not impossible. It’s good to keep in mind that this can raise the cost of purchasing gas dryers for your business. Also, remember that a gas dryer needs to be installed by professionals and will need good ventilation to meet Gas Code requirements.
If you need assistance with choosing the right dryer for your business, contact Dependable Laundry Solutions and arrange a time for one of our service consultants to visit you on site.
Already have a gas dryer and need spare parts? We can help you with that too! We supply Speed Queen dryer parts and also Huebsch, Kleenmaid, Unimac, Primus, Econ-O-Wash, Ipso and ADC genuine parts. Our fast and reliable warehouse team can help you minimise downtime with your machine and we can deliver your parts within 24 hours, anywhere in Australia.