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Best Fit: How to Choose the Best Washer and Dryer

Choosing the best type of washer and dryer for your home can be a stressful decision. There are numerous brands of both washers and dryers, but all have the same end goal: efficiently getting your clothes clean. To help you navigate the world of washer and dryer shopping, this article will highlight various aspects of the appliances to help you make your decision.

Conventional Washers

For the last 50 years, conventional washers have been a staple appliance in most homes. Today, conventional washers tend to be cheaper compared to high-efficiency machines and have shorter wash times. However, traditional washers often end up wasting water during the washing cycle and are typically less energy-efficient, which can lead to higher electric and water costs.

High-Efficiency Washers

High-efficiency washers emerged over the past decade as an energy-saving appliance. This type of washer does not have an agitator, so clothes tumble through the washing cycle to clean. Water is also conserved as high-efficiency washers adjust water usage to the size of a load of laundry automatically. High-efficiency washers can be versatile in appearance and capacity from the top or the front of the washer.

Dryer Options

If you scour the world of appliances, you’ll find that there are fewer types of dryers to choose from than there are washers. Most dryers are built similarly, with a front loading basin and several drying options, such as timed dry or cycle dry. Dryers can be specific for gas or electric energy. Electric models are usually cheaper but can cost more to operate over time than gas models. Some dryers vary based on noise production. So, you want to consider the location of your dryer and the desired noise level you want to tolerate in that area.

Stacked Washer and Dryer

Stacked washer and dryer units typically have the washer on the bottom and the dryer above. Taller stacked units save width space and fit into a tight area. A stacked washer and dryer is a great option for smaller houses, apartments, or condos. One disadvantage of utilizing a stacked washer and dryer unit, though, is that the basin is often smaller and unable to handle extra-large loads of laundry, meaning more loads for consumers. However, if a basic washer and dryer meet your needs, then this may be the most convenient type to choose.

There are several aspects to consider when choosing a washer or dryer. Regardless of the type you purchase, our trained professionals are waiting to answer any questions that arise. We are also here to help you with any maintenance needs. Call today at 800-726-7130 or visit the Doc’s Appliance Service website.
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