How to Choose a Washing Machine
Buying a washing machine is an important long-term investment decision for your household. It will become a workhorse appliance you rely on for years to come, easing your burden by tackling endless loads of dirty laundry. How to Choose a Washing Machine
Types of washing machines
There are two types of washing machines: top-load or front-load.
- Top-loads are more comfortable to load and unload. These models depend on a central agitator to launder your clothes gently.
- Front-load machines use a constant tumbling motion to thoroughly clean clothes. The front-load machine can conserve more water and energy while the top-load model is economical and reliable.
All the major brands like Bosch, Samsung, Electrolux, Kenmore, LG, and others carry a wide range of washing machines in both the top-load and front-load models. How to Choose a Washing Machine
Things to consider when buying a washing machine
Choosing between front-load versus top-load is not the only choice you will have to make. Washing machines come with a variety of options. For instance, would you like to have a combo washer-dryer set? Or have a washing machine that matches your dryer’s style and color?
How big will your load capacity be? That will depend on how large your family is and how often you plan to do laundry. Another item to consider is if you plan to launder items like bedspreads, quilts, and pillows. These items will require a larger load capacity.
Will you be okay with a loud machine, or do you require a quieter model? For some parents, and those working from home, silence is golden.
Another thing to consider is the types of garments you plan to wash. Do you have a lot of delicate items like silk blouses and wool sweaters that require hand-washing? It would then be best if you chose a washing machine that comes with a gentle wash, low-temperature feature.
One essential consideration is the space that you have. Measure the area and eliminate all washing machine options that do not fit the dimensions you measured. That should narrow down your choices.
Energy efficiency and water conservation are becoming standard additions to modern washing machines. An Energy-Star certified washing machine represents top-of-the-class performers. Investing in an Energy-Star certified washer may cost more up-front but can be recouped in utility and water bills savings in the long-run.
Washing machines come with different features to suit different needs and budgets. You should make a list of essential features for your household and see which model best meets your list. however
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Once you have purchased the washing machine of your choice, call Freedom Appliances! We can help you to install your new washing machine correctly and safely. How to Choose a Washing Machine