Gosmores' hi-tech laundry cleans up saving energy
16 November 2009
Advance Laundry Equipments' latest models enhance infection control too!Residents at the Gosmore Care Home, Hertfordshire, are enjoying cleaner, more comfortable laundry while the home is seeing the benefits of almost £4,500 in annual savings on its laundry bills. This washday win/win has been achieved by Grandimpianti G400 laundry technology installed by Advance Laundry Equipment.
Gosmore is a historic building that has been carefully converted and extended to create a 64 bed care home providing nursing and social care. When laundry specialist Advance offered to show Four Seasons Health Care, who own the care home, how to improve their present laundry performance while achieving significant cost savings and without compromising on the quality of service provided to residents, FSHC were keen to find out more.
FSHC Group Estates Manager Roger Poynton explained;
"Laundry is a key area for any care home operator and we actively explore anything that can assist us in the service we offer residents. The claims made by Advance for their Grandimpianti G400 washers and TDG driers made the potential to reduce costs feasible, so when Advance offered a free trial in one of our busy working homes we were keen to see the results."
The Grandimpianti G400 range includes the washers’ Dynamic Weighing System (DWS) which automatically weighs every wash load and calculates the correct water levels, electric usage and detergent level required to achieve optimum wash results for the actual load. Laundry is washed and rinsed better, while substantial savings are made on energy, chemicals and water.
Independent metering equipment was fitted to the existing washers and dryers at Gosmore and their performance measured over a three-week period. Advance then supplied and fitted an 18kg WH180 G400 and a 10.6kg WH100 G400 washer, plus two TDG180 G400 dryers. Their workload, water, energy and chemical consumption were measured over the next three months as a comparison.
The before and after results of the trial showed that a total saving of £4486.99 per year could be made in gas, water, electricity and detergent by switching to the Advance Grandimpianti machines.
"The results of the trial are compelling."
Jeremy Hartigan, Business Development Director for Advance Group, said;
"The G400 range removes the potential to over-load or under-load machines – a significant factor in obtaining optimum performance. The technology of these machines is bringing laundry operations in care homes into the 21st century, supported by savings that make a return on investment case that is hard to ignore."
Advance Laundry Equipment is part of the Advance Group.