The price of everything is rising, and natural gas is no exception. Natural gas prices are projected to be at an all time high this summer, and that increased cost per therm is going to translate to more expensive laundry for your business. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid having to deal with the increase in natural gas costs. If you hire a commercial laundry service, you can avoid seeing the bill spike caused by natural gas prices and you can reap all of the benefits of having professionals tend to your linen needs.
Gas Heats Everything
For the majority of businesses (and homes, for that matter), natural gas is a major part of the laundering process. It heats everything: your hot water and your dryer both rely on it for their heat, and you must have both working at their best to ensure that your linens are sanitized. There is simply no way to cut corners to try to save money on natural gas as long as you are operating gas water heaters and dryers-and converting everything to electric will cost you heavily initially while not saving you much in the long run.
Convert to Commercial
Instead of converting your business’s laundering facility into one that does not rely as heavily on natural gas, why not switch over to a commercial laundry service instead? Their bulk business ensures that they receive the lowest possible prices on gas, and they are able to pass those savings on to their customers. Their super-efficient facilities also are able to process far more of your linens per load than your machines can, creating another opportunity for savings.
In addition to being able to save on the price of natural gas (and the other costs of running your laundry facility), when you switch to a commercial laundry service, you will gain the benefits of having your linens truly sanitized. It is very difficult for businesses to sanitize their linens properly when they handle all laundry duties in house, but it is very easy for a commercial laundry to do so. They have specially formulated detergents that are high powered enough to sterilize and sanitize linens from healthcare facilities, which means your linens will be completely clean. They also have specially designed best practices for handling, transporting, and storing linens to ensure that they stay sterile once they are in your facilities.