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Don’t Sweat: Save on Laundry Running Costs This Summer

July 2, 2024 / Wolf News

As temperatures rise, so do operational costs. For businesses looking to manage expenses while maintaining high standards of cleanliness and efficiency, finding effective ways to cut laundry costs is crucial. From total machine upgrades to simple short-term tips, we have a plethora of recommendations on how you can reduce operational costs for your business this summer.

  1. Increased Volume of Laundry

One significant issue is the increased volume of laundry. As tourist season peaks, hotels, resorts, and other hospitality venues experience a surge in guests, leading to higher demands for clean linens, towels, and bedding. This spike in laundry needs can overwhelm existing equipment and personnel, causing delays and potentially impacting guest satisfaction.

Investing in high-capacity equipment is crucial to meeting heightened demand without compromising on efficiency or quality. Upgrading to robust washers and dryers designed for commercial use ensures that businesses can handle larger volumes of laundry effectively. Equipment such as the Schulthess Proline W-Series have advanced features like programmable cycles, automatic load balancing, and energy-efficient settings that can optimise performance and reduce operational costs over time.

Optimise scheduling by staggering loads and prioritising urgent items. Improving efficiency through better sorting, maintaining equipment rigorously, and exploring outsourcing options during peak times can also help maintain operational effectiveness.

  1. More Odours and Stains

Summer can exacerbate odours and stains, requiring more thorough cleaning processes that consume additional resources. This increased workload can strain operational efficiency, leading to longer turnaround times and higher labour costs as businesses strive to maintain cleanliness standards amidst peak occupancy.

Choosing effective detergents and cleaning agents tailored for challenging stains and odours can significantly improve cleaning outcomes. Include products designed to work efficiently even at lower temperatures, such as our Low Temperature Destainer. Not only does it save energy by reducing the need for hot washes, but also ensures the same high performance and thorough cleaning as ordinary destainers.

Adjusting temperature settings and cycle durations appropriately can also effectively address tougher stains and odours while maintaining fabric integrity. 

  1. Energy Consumption

Summer weather can affect energy consumption, especially if cooling systems are running at full capacity to combat heat. This heightened energy usage can significantly impact utility bills, adding to operational costs during already expensive months. Implementing energy-saving practices become crucial strategies to mitigate these challenges and maintain cost-effectiveness throughout the season.

Using data and machine analytics to track water and energy consumption can dramatically reduce the costs involved with both. Systems like our smart laundry solution, ServiceMaster, can be integrated with your appliances and provide you a total overview of your machines. Track usage, monitor errors, and observe how much water and energy is used over any time period. 

Adjusting laundry schedules to run machines during cooler parts of the day, ensuring laundry loads are optimised for full capacity and using cold water settings for washing are all ways that can contribute to energy and water savings.


There are numerous methods for businesses like yours to minimise summer laundry expenses, but for sustained savings, investing in the right equipment is crucial. Speak to our experienced team today and learn more about our range of products.