What to Look for in a Stackable Washer and Dryer

If you don’t have a lot of space in your home, a stackable washer and dryer is great for getting your clothes clear. Before you purchase one, though, be sure you know what to look for in one.

The first thing you need to do is measure the available space you have in your home. This might seem obvious but because a stackable washer and dryer are more efficient about space, many people skip this step and simply assume they’ll be able to accommodate these machines.

One thing a lot of people forget about when they’re considering the size of a stackable washer and dryer is your height. You may have plenty of room to stack your two machines, but if you can’t safely access the dryer on top, you’re going to have a problem.

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What Is the Life Expectancy of Washers and Dryers?

If you own a washer and dryer, it would probably help to know just how long you can expect them to last for. This way, you can budget accordingly and, eventually, buy new ones when it’s time without having to take money set aside for other reasons.

The thing is it’s very difficult to come up with an accurate estimate. That’s because there are countless types of these machines. There are also individual factors like how often you use yours and how well you take care of them.

Nonetheless, we’ll do our best. If you looked across the entire spectrum and disregarded the aforementioned individual factors, you’d find that most machines last between 10 and 13 years. This is the average for front-loading and top-loading dyers and all types of washers.

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What Is the Annual Cost of Operation of a Washer and Dryer?

Looking to figure out how much it costs you to use a washer and dryer every year? Well, it’s impossible to give an accurate number for the average cost of running a washer or dryer because it depends on how much power is being consumed during their operations.

This largely depends on the type of machine you’re using. Electric dryers and gas dryers are going to come with very different costs, for example. Despite what a lot of people think, it’s actually the former that comes with higher costs – by a lot, too.

Overall, dryers in this country consume somewhere around 43 billion-kilowatt hours and go through 443 million therms of natural gas.

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Tips When Shopping for Industrial Appliances

Shopping for industrial appliances can be tough. On the one hand, you need these machines to run your business. On the other, they cost enough money that you can’t be hasty. Fortunately, the following tips will help you with this important decision.

The first thing you need to do before you begin shopping for industrial appliances is getting clear about what you need. There are arguably way more industrial machines to choose from than consumer versions, so you’ll be looking at a lot more options than you’re probably used to.

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Should I Buy a Gas or Electric Washer and Dryer?

If you’re looking for a new washer or dryer, one thing you’re going to need to think about is whether to go with an electric or gas option.

Though it may seem obvious, let’s start out by discussing how both types of dryers work. All washers run on electricity, so the debate really comes down to the two different types of dryers.

An electric washer and dryer are going to use a 240V current and a heating coil. If you’re not sure whether or not you can support that much current in your home, look at the plug head. It should be large with three prongs. Some may have four, but then you need an outlet that can match it. This is generally the case with newer construction.

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Saving Space with a Washer-Dryer Combo

If space is tight in your home, you may not think you have enough room for a washer and a dryer. Unfortunately, the alternative isn’t terribly convenient. You’d have to go out and use a laundromat every time you need to clean your clothes. This means wasting hours of your day if you want to make sure no one ends up accidently walking off with your things.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like this. You can use a washer-dryer combo to save space in your home. As the name suggests, these machines combine a washer and dryer into one footprint.

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Options for Finding the Cheapest Washer and Dryer

Looking to buy a washer and dryer in the near future, but want to make sure you purchase the cheapest one?

Well, a number of model combinations could qualify to be the cheapest washer and dryer. It just depends on how you judge this metric. For example, are you talking about the sticker price for these machines? Maybe you’re only considering the annual costs for electricity and water.

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How to Get the Quietest Washer and Dryer Possible

There’s no one quietest washer and dryer pair in the world, but if yours is making noise at the moment, it makes sense why you’d be looking for one. Before you spend any money on one of these units, though, consider the information in this article.

Don’t jump to any conclusions if you only hear a loud noise once or twice from your washer and dryer. That’s because it could be that you’re doing loads that are too small. This is especially true if you’re washing just a garment or two at once and they’re made of wool or cotton. These materials absorb water and, when they don’t have other garments to balance out their weight, can knock back and forth enough that they create a serious noise.

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Committing to Eco-Friendliness with Your Washer and Dryer

Being eco-friendly is important, but sometimes, it can also seem impossible to do. For example, committing to eco-friendliness with a washer and dryer might seem impossible. However, as we’re about to show you, it’s a lot easier than most people think.

A lot of people try to practice eco-friendliness by only buying used washers and dryers or keeping older models running instead of replacing them. Their logic is that this is far better for Mother Nature than stripping her of more natural resources to build more machines.

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