how durable are dryers?
I live in a small co-op apt. bldg, w/ mostly single people. We have a laundry facility of two washers, two dryers, and we need to replace our expensive rentals with something that costs less. I'm trying to persuade people that we should buy something.
We have the equivalent of 4 families of 4, in terms of usage. (Some apts. don't use the machines, several of them are single people, a few are couples only.)
We're looking at purchasing Speed Queens bcs we can get a commercial warranty.
but I'd also like to consider whether the dryers, at least, could simply be ordinary home machines. They'd probably have a shorter life than in a one-family home, but I think they'd still be cheaper (since SQ's semi-commercial ones are $1,700) in the long run.
I think this because I have this belief that dryers last far longer than washers do; they're simpler mechanics, and they can be repaired more easily.
What do you think?