If you run a laundromat, you probably love being able to operate a business that partly runs itself. However, one thing that you might not love is paying your utilities. It's true that your average laundromat uses a lot of water and electricity, but there are ways that you can cut costs. These are a few options for reducing energy and water use so that you can both save money and reduce your laundromat's impact on the environment.

Consider Investing in New Machines

Keeping your older, used washing machines and dryers for as long as possible might seem like a good way to save money. However, along with costing you more money on future repairs, running old machines can also cause you to use more water and energy. Therefore, it's a smart idea to look into purchasing new machines that use less water and less energy. Even though it will require an investment now, it will help you save a significant amount of energy, water and money in the long run.

Reduce Water Temperatures

Consider turning down the thermostat on your commercial water heater. The water will not get quite as hot but should be plenty hot enough for laundry purposes. This can save you a significant amount of money in energy costs throughout the course of the month. The recommended water temperature for your home water heater is 120 degrees, which should be fine for your commercial water heater since there is no food being prepared in your laundromat.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned Regularly

You probably know from doing laundry at your own house just how quickly lint filters and ducts can get dirty. This is an even bigger problem in a laundromat because not only is there more laundry being done in an average day, but many people don't really think about cleaning out the lint filters when they are in a laundromat. Having your ducts cleaned regularly by a heating an air conditioning or dryer vent cleaning professional, such as those at Clearzone Services, can be a smart decision; not only will it make the machines operate more efficiently, but it can also help cut down on the risk of a fire.

If you're looking to both save money and help reduce your laundromat's impact on the environment, making these changes can be helpful. If you do, you might be surprised by how much you can save on your monthly water and electric bills.