There’s no way around it. We keep hearing it: if it’s not on the news, we hear it from our colleagues. Energy is scarce. And the laws of demand and supply do not make us any happier. Ultimately, less sources of energy lead to higher prices. And unfortunately, we’re there already. For laundries, this is dreaded news. Nonetheless, there’s light at the end of the tunnel; you can save energy in a practical way.
ABN AMRO Calculations: Energy Prices Affect Laundries
This week the Dutch bank, ABN AMRO released its calculations. The esteemed bank does not bear any good news. They examined the consequences for several sectors of the economy. Among them are the paper, heavy and food industry, but also, you guessed it: laundries.
In particular, the bank examined the extent to which companies can pass on these higher costs. If they cannot, their profits will vanish. However, if they can pass these extra expenses on to their customers, their prices will rise. ABN AMRO predicts that Dutch companies will run into either scenario very soon. And don’t be surprised to find that other countries find themselves in a similar predicament.
A Reliable Temperature and Water level Sensor Saves Money
With all the information that’s swinging around, it’s hard to get grip on the situation. But what one needs in these times is clarity. Saving money can be easier than you might think. And it all starts with your washer’s temperature sensor.
Often, a washer and dryer’s PT-100 or NTC sensor have a deviation; especially when they get older, temperature sensors become less reliable. Unfortunately, they show a lower temperature than reality. Consequently, the machine heats up unnecessarily. This of course is a waste of valuable energy. The same applies to your water level sensor. If the water level sensor does not work properly, the washer thinks it needs to pump up extra water. Again, this is a waste of energy.
Validate Your Sensor
Luckily, you can prevent a higher energy bill easily. There are more ways, but the easiest way is to throw a logger into a batch. Often, detergent suppliers do this, but in these times, it wouldn’t hurt to validate your PT-100 or NTC sensor more often. You can save up to €1000 with this simple test.