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Do I need to replace a tumble dryer?

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Tumbler Dryer Replacement

When customers leave your store, their impression typically revolves around the last piece of equipment they use: the tumble dryer. With this in mind, it’s important to make sure the machines you offer are meeting their needs.
Most tumble dryers over 10 years in age are not as efficient as today’s manufactured units. As gas prices have gone down, many storeowners haven’t made efficiency as much of a priority as they did a few years ago. Yet, we all know gas prices will rise, and you want to be sure your profits aren’t eaten up by the gas bill.

Efficiency in tumble dryers isn’t just a financial issue. It also affects performance, which your customer will notice. Remember, they want to do their laundry as quickly as possible at the lowest possible cost.

Maintenance is also a deciding factor when replacing tumbler dryers. If you’re experiencing chronic failures, repeated parts replacement, or parts obsolescence, it’s time to consider new units. Customers shy away from machines with frequent out-of-order tags on them.

If you’re ready to replace an older single stack tumble dryer unit, consider larger 45 lb stacks or 55 lb or 75 lb single tumble dryers to add capacity and increase revenue. You can never have too many tumble dryers, and if floor space allows, a few large ones work well. Remember to increase make-up air when adding dryer pockets. This will impact performance.

As most storeowners know, new equipment increases revenue. New tumble dryers will make a great impact with your customers — and your business’ bottom line.

Posted on: 30 May, 2014

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