Commercial Natural Gas for Dry CleanersOctober 14th, 2014
Do you own and operate a dry cleaner or laundromat in the state of Pennsylvania? If so, do you know how much your natural gas bill is each month? Basic necessities like dry cleaning machines, washers and dryers, pressing machines, and general heating and cooling needs can rack up your bill quickly. With commercial natural gas from UGI EnergyLink, we work with you to select the best pricing option for your business—helping keep your utility bill affordable and predictable.
UGI EnergyLink is one of the oldest, most reliable energy services in the northeast United States. Serving the region for more than 127 years, we currently provide more than 43,000 residential and commercial customers in nine eastern states. Keep reading to learn more about our commercial natural gas services for dry cleaners and laundromats, or enroll online.
Managing Energy Use in Dry Cleaners
Saving energy while operating a commercial dry cleaner can be tough, but there are a few tips—from basic HVAC, equipment maintenance, and employee habits—that could help you save money on your natural gas bill. Let’s take a look at a few of our tips below:
- Equipment maintenance – In order for your dry cleaning equipment to operate at its peak performance, it’s important to perform some routine maintenance on each machine. Seal any leaky steam pipes or traps, and clean your steam delivery system. It is equally important to test your hot water heater annually and make any needed adjustments.
- Heating – As a dry cleaner, you use heating to warm your store, provide hot water for washing and steaming, etc. Check thermostat and machine settings routinely to ensure you’re not wasting natural gas in your dry cleaner.
- Shut down equipment – Make sure to shut off all equipment when your business is closed. If a certain piece of equipment cannot be shut off, turn the equipment down to its lowest speed or setting to avoid wasted energy.
- Employee habits – Make sure all employees turn off lights, computers, printers, and any unnecessary equipment when closing shop.
In a typical dry cleaning facility, energy costs account for approximately 5.8 to 18 percent of total operating costs. Let’s try to reduce those costs together, enroll with UGI EnergyLink today.
Commercial Natural Gas Pricing Options from UGI EnergyLink
Living and working in a deregulated energy market means you, the customer, have a choice in which energy provider to use in your home and business. At UGI EnergyLink, we like choices too, which is why we provide four pricing options for our commercial customers:
Lock in a set price for an extended period of time and easily prepare your budget with our fixed pricing option. With a fixed pricing option, your utility budget stays the same for the length of the agreed upon time frame.
Monthly pricing gives you some flexibility in your monthly pricing by taking advantage of various market conditions.
With a triggered pricing option from UGI EnergyLink, an UGI EnergyLink professional will work with you, selecting which NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) triggers work best for your business.
Fuel Switching for Savings
Based on market conditions, fuel switching for savings may be the best pricing option for your dry cleaner. Take advantage of potentially cheaper oil or propane pricing and switch fuel types to save money for your business.
Why Choose UGI EnergyLink as Your Natural Gas Provider?
When you choose UGI EnergyLink as your natural gas provider, you’ll work with industry professionals who look out for your business. Our outstanding service, industry expertise, and multiple pricing options are some of the best in the industry.
Make the switch to UGI EnergyLink and enroll today!