Benefits of the DEL Clean Ozone Laundry Program
The on-premise laundry operator benefits from using ozone laundry in a number of ways.
- Energy cost reductions based on the ability of ozone to sanitize in cool to cold water.
- DEL Clean Ozone Laundry Program benefits are verifiable. Verifiable energy reduction may earn utility rebates or incentives where available.
- Eliminate fabric softener.
- DEL Ozone technology is dependable. DEL ozone laundries work on and on.
- Laundry operations management is almost unaffected, and workers need little training in new procedures. Daily operations remain the same.
- DEL technology works with existing commercial laundry equipment.
- Ozone is the powerful natural sanitizer that produces a truly clean linen outcome.
Ozone Laundry Saves Money Four Ways for Fast ROI
Here’s the bottom line: ozone laundry saves money. It lowers many costs of a commercial laundry operation.
Heat less water = pay less for energy. Utility rates only go up over time, so this benefit increases over time. OPL operators can protect themselves from uncontrollable energy cost increases.
Reduced drying times further increases energy savings.
Fabric softener can be eliminated completely.
Linen lasts longer: eliminating the softener helps the linen last longer, so replacement costs go down.
Cold Water Wash Produces Most of the Energy Savings
Heating water has been part of laundry forever, and it takes a lot of energy. In a traditional laundry operation, the hot water is necessary to get the maximum cleaning power from chemicals. The more hot water needed, and the higher the temperature needed, the higher the cost.
A great benefit of ozone is that it sanitizes in cold water. In fact, ozone is MORE effective in cold water than in hot. The amount of energy saved will depend on the exact mix of linen and soiling patterns – some kinds of soil require hotter water. DEL Ozone program planning includes an assessment of these variables to find the most cost effective and proven ozone wash formulas for each on-premise laundry.
Ozone Laundry Benefits are Verifiable
In the past, ozone laundries were promoted based on theoretical expectations. Now, with DEL engineering and well-designed systems, the benefits of ozone can be measured. In fact, the DEL Clean Ozone Laundry Program includes a measurement process so complete that it can be used to verify energy savings for potential utility rebates. DEL service includes helping on-premise laundry operators qualify for those rebates. It’s part of the Program.
Ozone replaces chemical sanitizers to some extent, depending on the kind of linen and soiling. Fabric softener can be eliminated entirely because ozone breaks down the salt crystals formed by residual alkali from the detergent (which is one of the reasons why fabric softeners are needed in the first place).
DEL Ozone Technology Means “Dependable”
The DEL Clean Ozone Laundry Program includes DEL engineering and experience at no extra charge. This means dependability and reliability are built into every system designed and installed by DEL. These are not bolt on systems: the Program planning analyzes each specific on-premise laundry operation to design the most cost effective sanitation system possible. And one that will last.
Laundry Operations Change Very Little
Laundry management will not change significantly: laundry workers will need very little training and established procedures can be retained. A benefit of the DEL Clean Ozone Laundry Program is that it will not complicate the laundry manager’s life. In fact, it can simplify it by reducing wash times.
Ozone Gets Laundry Clean
The ‘bottom line’ may be about money, but if an on-premise laundry doesn’t deliver high quality linen outcomes, it doesn’t matter if it saves money in the short run. Ozone laundries, properly designed and installed, produce high quality outcomes. In fact, some operators notice better linen outcomes using ozone, resulting in happier customers and longer linen life (which translates into more cost reductions).
Ozone is Generated On-Premise
Ozone does not need to be bagged, carried, transported, stored, inventoried, measured and added, or disposed of. DEL’s reliable ozonators generate this powerful sanitizer on-premise, on demand, reliably, with no fuss or muss. When the ozone has completed its job, it leaves behind clean laundry and oxygen.