When replacing old laundry equipment or outfitting your business with new commercial washers and dryers, you must conduct the proper research to ensure you’re making cost-efficient decisions beneficial to your operation and your facility’s residents. Depending on your specific requirements, there can be advantages and disadvantages associated with buying or leasing commercial laundry equipment. Several critical factors that weigh heavily on your decision include your budget, the number of machines you need and whether you have the time and resources to maintain the equipment.
Multiple factors can go into the cost of a commercial washer or dryer. These can include the seller you’re buying from, the brand you’re considering and the design or model you want to buy. In addition, various costs are often separate from the purchase price of a new machine, such as power options, high-spin or speed features, preventive maintenance plans, card readers, cleaning materials and miscellaneous accessories.
Here is a general breakdown of popular washing machine brand pricing:
Although dryers are typically less expensive, they’re still in the same relative price range:
Although most people unfamiliar with commercial laundry equipment might frown upon the pricing, understanding the differences between commercial and domestic machines is critical. While domestic equipment is significantly less expensive, the frames, internal components and operating systems cannot handle anywhere near the wear and tear a commercial design can accommodate.
Factoring in a machine’s reliability is also critical for weighing cost-efficiency. Heavier-duty, more expensive models often have higher-quality parts and more robust operating systems, meaning they’ll likely require fewer repairs over the long haul.
Still, options like leasing make acquiring top-of-the-line commercial laundry equipment easier for operations on a lower budget.
Manufacturers build commercial laundry machines specifically for commercialized use, meaning engineers design them for continuous use and heavier-duty operations. These machines’ internal systems endure rigorous product testing to ensure they’re reliable and durable enough to handle the daily wear and tear of public use.
Depending on the machine’s specific make and model — combined with its usage over time — most commercial washers and dryers top out at 10 to 15 years or 5,000 to 8,000 cycle loads of reliable use. However, frequent breakdowns and repairs can often affect the equipment’s life span.
Buying equipment for a commercial laundromat is much different than outfitting a laundry room for a college, university or residential building. Laundromat owners can typically cover the higher down payments and repair costs significantly faster because the equipment’s continued use generates an increased revenue stream.
When you’re a property owner or manager of multi-housing facilities, filling a shared space with laundry machinery can get expensive.
We are happy to inform you that it doesn’t have to be that way. At Caldwell & Gregory, we provide the best commercial washing machines and dryers for lease, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing new equipment. In fact, you can have top-quality Maytag, Speed Queen and Whirlpool coin or card-operated washers and dryers professionally installed at no cost to you.
Plus, our dedicated team of technicians will take care of the regular maintenance and repairs, so you can manage your laundry room knowing you’re providing your guests or residents with reliable laundry equipment. We even offer opportunities to earn an income through our revenue share program.
Our primary goal is to provide top-class customer service while giving you the individualized attention you deserve, regardless of your operation’s size.
If you’d like to learn more about washer and dryer leasing with Caldwell & Gregory, contact us online or call 877-784-6100 today. Our expert team can set you up with the best commercial laundry machines and dryers for your shared laundry room. We specialize in energy efficiency with commercial washers and dryers, so reach out to see how we can help!
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