Need a New Washer? Things to Consider Before Starting Your Search

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In the market for a brand-new washing machine? Here’s what to consider before even starting your search.

Are you looking to update your laundry room appliances? If your washing machine isn’t running like it used to or you’re simply interested in something more modern and efficient, there are many options to choose from. Now that you’re in the market for a brand-new washing machine, you need to consider a few things before even starting your search.

Washer Styles

Washing machines may not seem like the most complicated of home appliances, but the newest models of washing machines offer many different features and options.  Traditional top-loading washing machines are less expensive than high-efficiency top-loaders or front-loaders. Weighing the pros and cons of each type will help you make a decision that makes sense for your home or business.

Capacity and Size

Installation is an important part of your washing machine research.  You need to measure the washing machine you currently have to be sure that a brand-new machine will fit in the same space.  You also need to consider the capacity that works best for your laundry needs. Not all machines are created equal. Size and capacity go hand-in-hand.  Make sure your washer fits, but also can accommodate your items. If unsure of the size and capacity that you need, call a professional, and they will guide you through this process.

Top-Loading Vs. Front-Loading

Traditional top-loading washers may be more comfortable to load and are relatively inexpensive, but they do not offer the energy and water efficiency of high-efficiency top-loading washers or front-loading washers.  Front-loading washers run much more efficiently, thus saving energy and water that a traditional top-loader does not. If energy efficiency is something you long for, there are many high-efficiency top-loading washers and front-loading washers that are available.

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