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How to save energy with commercial tumble dryers
24.11.2022

How to save energy with commercial tumble dryers

Lower energy costs and increase efficiency without compromising on speed with Electrolux Professional’s tumble dryers.

As the cost of electricity continues to rise, energy prices are putting a strain on many laundry businesses. Commercial tumble dryers use a lot of power – more than many other appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerators. In fact, in-house laundries can use around 10% of the total energy used at a site. So, any way to increase efficiency is a welcome relief for businesses.


Some easy practices to save energy costs in the long term

There are several ways to save energy and money, increase efficiency, and improve your environmental performance when using commercial tumble dryers. Below you’ll find different ways to save energy costs ranging from no initial cost to larger upfront costs that then save you money in the long term.

  • Establish optimum load sizes to maximize efficiency
  • Turn off and isolate the steam supply to equipment when not in use
  • Minimize the moisture content of items going into the dryer
  • Install timers on boilers and water heaters to minimize energy waste
  • Insulate dryers, steam delivery, and condensate return lines
  • Use steam coils for indirect heating and install a condensate recovery system
  • Perform regular maintenance to your equipment to save downtime and losses, including checking hose connections, unions, couplings, valves, door gaskets, seals, and pumps regularly for leaks
  • Install a heat exchanger to recover heat from discharged hot water and use it to pre-heat incoming cold water for the boiler

How to enjoy energy savings of more than 60%

If you’re looking to update your appliances, it’s possible to maximize your savings by preferring a heat pump machine to a vented tumble dryer.

The Electrolux Professional line 6000 heat pump tumble dryers incorporate patented solutions that allow up to 65% energy savings with no compromise on drying times.

Thanks to the adoption of advanced technology represented by the use of an electronic valve instead of a mechanical one, and of an inverter-driven compressor providing some “brain” to the heat pump, the possibility of reaching highest energy efficiency while keeping up with productivity is now a reality. It is a proven fact that the line 6000 HP tumble dryers assure a smooth production in unmatched short times, with high quality results and with a very positive return on the energy bill.  The higher efficiency of line 6000 heat pump solutions brings positive effects not only on the energy consumption, but also leads to substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.

How a heat pump dryer works

As opposed to a traditional vented dryer, a heat pump machine can be installed nearly anywhere, thanks to its plug-and-play capabilities. It doesn’t require an exhaust or a water cooling system and can operate at an ambient temperature between 10° C and 45° C with adequate ventilation.

A heat pump dryer works as a closed loop system by heating the air and using it to remove moisture from the clothes, and then reusing it again when the moisture is removed. Rather than releasing warm, humid air through a vent to the exterior of the laundry room as a conventional dryer does, a heat pump dryer sends it through an evaporator to remove the moisture without losing too much heat.

Final thoughts

While energy prices are rising everywhere, there are still ways for commercial laundries to improve energy efficiency. As well as taking steps to optimize performance, investing in energy-efficient appliances such as the ground-breaking Line 6000 tumble dryer can make a huge difference.

By designing tumble dryer solutions that guarantee up to  65% saving in energy while maintaining productivity levels, Electrolux Professional is truly helping businesses to survive in current harsh times, generate a fast return on the investment, and protect the environment as no other in the market.

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