7 Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Washer and Dryer for your Laundry Business

Many businesses rely on laundry services, and knowing which commercial washer and dryer to employ may help to streamline operations. Hotels, salons, spas, nursing homes, and hospitals all require laundry facilities. Coin-operated self-service laundries such as laundromats and multi-family community laundry rooms also have to choose the best laundry solution for their customers and tenants.   Selecting the right commercial washers and dryers can be a challenging task. 

Here are some pointers to get you started.

Know Your Industry

7 tips for choosing the right commercial washer and dryer for your laundry business 1The first step in selecting commercial laundry equipment is to fully comprehend your laundry requirements and business operations. Understanding your company's demands will help you make the best pick from the many capacities, features, and laundry technology options available.

Size & Capacity 

The size of the equipment is an important factor to consider.  Be completely sure you buy the correct size for your laundry needs. If you need equipment to launder sheets and larger items, be sure the industrial washer and dryer are capable of doing so. Overloading a commercial washer or dryer can cause harm to the linens while underloading them is a waste of water, energy, and consumables.

Larger laundry equipment is needed in a hospital, large hotel, or prison than at a gym or nail or hair salon. It is also important to check the area and the machinery to ensure that they will fit and get through your doors.


Physical Space Considerations

Whatever your laundry business, physical space will always need to be addressed.   Commercial washers and dryers are large equipment that takes up a lot of space and requires even more space to operate. So, first and foremost, you must thoroughly analyze your operations' process, and then evaluate the appliance's design.

7 tips for choosing the right commercial washer and dryer for your laundry business 2For example, a salon, spa, or fitness center may not have a lot of space in the back for laundry equipment. Stackable commercial washers and dryers can alleviate both space and workflow issues by taking up less space and combining loading, unloading, and re-loading operations.

Pricing and Budget 

Naturally, you have to consider your budget as well as the cost of the laundry machines.  However, the cheapest option is not necessarily the best one. You want machines that will last, and commercial laundry equipment is not inexpensive.

Because you are investing in these commercial washers and dryers, they must be durable, reliable,  long-lasting. Assess the machines' reputation or stick with a brand you already know and trust. Dexter has industry-leading warranties and lifetime technical support.

Check the Warranty

Check the warranties on the equipment. This will put your mind at ease if there are any unexpected problems or damage to your washers and dryers during the installation process and after you have been running your equipment for a few years.  Dexter Laundry washers have an industry-leading 10-year warranty and a 5-year warranty on dryers.   

Controls and Technology 

7 tips for choosing the right commercial washer and dryer for your laundry business 3You need to confirm that the commercial laundry equipment is easy to use, operate, and maintain. Consider the technologies and features that will keep your business relevant and profitable in the long haul. Dexter Laundry equipment has Dexter Live which is a  Cashless payment method with simple tracking and reporting features, and smartphone app integration.  Dexter Dryers have the Dexter Fire Response System continuously monitors the temperature inside the dryer drum, even long after the cycle is complete.  The O series machines also have The Dexter Moisture Detection System with patented wireless technology that monitors your laundry and stops the cycle when the desired dryness level is reached. 


Eco-friendliness. Energy-efficient equipment will help you save money by using less water and power. You will receive more value for your dollar in terms of investment.


Are you looking for the best laundry equipment for your laundromat, multi-housing complex, or on-premises laundry business? We carry popular brand-name machines including Dexter, Continental Girbau, and B&C Technologies at AAdvantage Laundry Systems. We are your partner for stress-free commercial laundry equipment from service and maintenance to parts and supplies.

Contact us today and we'll help you set up all of your commercial laundry equipment, and we stand by everything we sell.