1. labor cost
Since labor is the largest cost in operating industrial washing machines and dryers, searching for laundry equipment that can assist in reducing cycle times is very important. If the wash cycle time can be shortened with special features, your laundry will not have to operate as many hours. For example, many of the lower priced washing machines use 1/2″ water valves. If your laundry runs 10 loads per day, a washer with 3/4″ water valves versus 1/2″ water valves could save you 30 minutes of operating time.
Lower priced washing machines generally have lower extraction speeds. To get the lowest Total Cost of Ownership, you should invest in higher extraction speeds to remove more water from linens. This allows the linen to dry faster. If extraction efficiency is measured by G-force, a 300 G-force washer will remove significantly more water than a 90 G-force washer. The dry time difference in a 60 lb. load of terry towels can be almost ten minutes! How much labor can you save in your operation by cutting ten minutes on every load of towels?