Reducing Energy Costs in Laundry and Dry Cleaning Facilities

With energy prices rising, many commercial laundry and dry-cleaning biggest utility expense stems from operating machinery. More specifically the electric load can also be attributed to not just dry-cleaning machines but also space cooling and heating, lighting, electric clothes dryers, tumblers and reciprocating equipment like air compressors.

Reducing your energy costs is the easiest way to reduce expenses without negatively affecting product quality or productivity. This can be achieved by implementing energy-efficient operations and adding features to increase the efficiency of existing equipment. For midrange dry cleaners cutting energy costs would assist by reducing expenditure which would provide a competitive edge. You can also attract eco-conscious consumers, who are often willing to pay more for products and services that they perceive as environmentally sound by adopting an energy-saving agenda also attracts.

In order to get your business to run more energy efficiently, the first step is to contact an energy auditor. This is important as it will show what the problems are and how much energy your facility consumes and how much you could save if you fixed the energy problems. An energy audit is highly recommended as implementing an efficiency program, and many utilities offer the service free or at a discount. Once the audit is done, you will receive recommendations from the auditor to make specific improvements to the efficiency of your facility and then make it your priority to improve how cost-effective your business will be.

Easy changes to reduce energy consumption

Start with simple strategies to help reduce energy consumptions. A simple, quick and easy way to start saving energy in your facility is to make use of strategies that are that are free or that cost very little.

  • Firstly, start with the quickest and the easiest way to reduce energy use, which is to ensure that equipment is turned off when it is not needed. Doing this could possibly help you save up to 25% more.

Also, curtain equipment can’t be turned off entirely. In this case it is suggested that turning the equipment down to minimum levels when possible can save energy.