Smart Cards and 11 Other Features of New Commercial Washers and Dryers

November 23, 2022 | Categories: Smart Laundry

Smart Cards and 11 Other Features of New Commercial Washers and Dryers

More Features Than Ever for Condos and Apartments

Whether you are purchasing a washer and dryer set for your own home, or several new commercial washers and dryers for an apartment or condo laundry room upgrade, you will want to consider what types of features you want your washing machines and dryers to have. Using smart home technology like app-controlled settings and monitoring, coin-free use, and environmentally friendly features is the smartest and most efficient way to do laundry for yourself and for your customers or tenants. Keeping clothing clean and a smooth-running laundry room is easy with features like:

  1. Integrated digital controls
  2. Full Wi-Fi connectivity
  3. Customizable cycle settings
  4. Moisture detection sensors
  5. A sophisticated look with touch screens and clean lines
  6. AI allows washers to “remember” your preferences and can sync washers and dryer settings depending on fabric type and wash settings  
  7. Voice activation through services like Amazon Alexa or Google Home
  8. Notifications to your phone when cycles are complete
  9. The option to start and stop loads of laundry remotely
  10. The ability to check energy and water usage online
  11. Other Wi-Fi-connected programs like steam washes and drum-cleaning cycles can be controlled via smart appliance apps

What to Look for in Smart Washers and Dryers

Some of the major features you want to look for when you are shopping for new commercial washers and dryers include:

Smart card payments. Upgrade your current coin-operated washing machines and dryers to refillable smart card options. Smart laundry cards resemble credit cards in size and shape, and they function much like reloadable gift cards. Money is uploaded onto the card and then the card is swiped into a reader attached to a washer or dryer. Users can easily check their balance online, reloading the card at the touch of a button.

With a cashless smart laundry machine, you can avoid tampering and theft of coin boxes, and you will no longer need to count, roll and deposit coins at the bank. It is also more convenient for users as we move toward a cashless society. Not everybody has quarters, but nearly everyone has a smartphone.

App features that work with your needs. There are unfounded criticisms against using smart appliances in the home, with some people presupposing that laundry apps are superfluous to your needs. This may be the case if you are simply scrolling through social media on your smart refrigerator, but if you select appliances that are compatible with user-friendly laundry apps, users can create an account and attach their bank or credit card information for cash-free laundry payments, simply tapping their phone or scanning a QR code on the laundry machine of their choice to get started. Laundry phone and tablet apps may also have features like:

  • The ability for customers or tenants to check if there is a laundry machine that is free before going down to the laundry room
  • Customized start and end times
  • Customized wash cycles
  • Remote monitoring of laundry room use, with individual machine stats, water, and energy usage rates, error messages, and more from the comfort of your own home or office

Energy efficiency ratings. Along with being convenient and fun to use, smart appliances are often much more ecologically friendly, keeping tabs on resource consumption and energy use. This is not only good for the environment (and for your conscience), but it will also save you money on your water and energy bills.

The right shape and size for your needs. Smart laundry machines come in all types, from stackable washers and dryer sets to top-loading washers and front-loading washers and dryers. You can choose the model that best fits the space, so it is best to measure where you want to put the machines before replacing your current laundry equipment.

Diagnostic sensors tell you when something has gone wrong. More importantly, to tell you what is wrong and how to fix it. You will be able to keep up on routine maintenance and repairs with ease with these helpful alerts

5 Best Smart Washers and Dryers

Some of the best smart washers and dryers of 2022 include:

Speed Queen FF7 Front Load Washer

  • Features fast cycles for more free time in the day
  • Efficient and environmentally friendly
  • Provides several cycle options for a customized laundry experience
  • Compatible with Speed Queen Insights software, a laundromat business software that allows you to monitor and run your laundry business remotely, from streamlining payments to  restarting machines from your home or office

Maytag Smart Top Load Washer with Extra Power Button

  • Large and sturdy at 6.0 cubic feet this washer features heavy-duty cleaning capability for work clothes, blankets, or other heavy-duty wash jobs
  • Use the deep-fill option for extra soaking power and robust washing action during the wash cycle
  • The extra power button boosts stain removal using a dual-temperature wash during any cycle including Quick Wash
  • Smart features allow for control from anywhere, including starting and stopping the machine remotely and receiving end-of-cycle notifications. You can also troubleshoot issues and receive personalized laundry tips

Maytag Smart Top Load Electric Dryer with Extra Power Button

  • 7.4 cubic feet allows plenty of space for clothing to tumble, increasing airflow and decreasing drying time
  • The extra power button boosts drying power by extending the length or heat of the cycle
  • Smart features allow for remote start, as well as cycle notifications so you always know when your clothes are dry, and you can troubleshoot issues from anywhere
  • Moisture sensors monitor air temperatures and dampness, evenly drying loads of laundry

Whirlpool WTW8127LW Smart Top Load Washing Machine

  • Integrates with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google
  • Smart adaptive wash technology uses sensors to determine appropriate water levels and wash actions
  • App control from your phone or tablet allows you to monitor your laundry and troubleshoot issues as you go about your day
  • The removable agitator pole lets you customize the type of wash cycle you use
  • Load & Go detergent dispenser holds enough detergent for up to 20 washes
  • Built-in dual-temperature faucet and brush allow you to pre-treat stains in one simple step

Miele WWG 360 Freestanding Washing Machine

  • Has a user-friendly touchscreen interface
  • Compatible with the Miele mobile app on your smartphone or tablet so you can manage your laundry use while on the go. The app even tells you when your detergent is running low and helps you order refills from the Milele online store
  • Uses sensors to determine your load size, altering the amount of water, detergent, and energy used
  • PowerWash technology allows a full wash in under 50 minutes, and there is a 20-minute quick wash setting for small loads in a hurry
  • Has 12 washing programs that suit different fabric types

Buy or Lease the Best Smart Washers and Dryers Today

If you are ready to look at new commercial washers and dryers today for your condo or apartment, vacation rental property, business, or a laundromat, please call our customer service line at Commercial Laundries (305) 699-3512. We are happy to help Florida residents and business owners choose the appropriate smart laundry machines for your unique needs. With our expert staff, affordable prices, maintenance, and repair contracts, and top-tier customer service, you are certain to be happy with your next washer and dryer purchase or lease.

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