Washer and dryer combos have made quite the changes lately both in efficiency and style. Their bright colors and sleek designs are making them more part of the home than tucked out of sight in the garage.
Having them closer also makes sense. Because they’re, well, closer. Makes it easier to carry large loads to and from and easier to do wash during daily chores. According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, most new homeowners want their washers and dryers in the home. Sound good? Not the question but the washer/dryer combo. Make sure you know the noise levels of that new washer and dryer so it doesn’t drown out your dinner conversation or the game. So, be sure to look up noise levels and reviews.
Then there’s ease and efficiency. Washer and dryers these days have so many more features in regards to adjusting to different size of loads, types of washes, hotter water temperatures, ‘wash now, dry later’, eco-action, eco-cycle, quick dry, delayed cycles and steam-cleaning.
Another direction has been the top loaders and clear glass doors so you can see where the cycle is without opening the door. Smaller and stackable sizes are more popular to fit in smaller spaces.
These features all help to save energy and time and in many instances save the lifetime of clothes. The more features, the more expensive but you’re going to save money in the long run especially with gas prices and electric bills going up and up.
With that in mind, throw the rent-to-own option in the mix as you can get a more efficient model on an affordable payment plan but make sure to be wise with your payment choice. Rent to own payment plans are as flexible as you want them so match the plan with your budget and the quickest way to pay it off if ownership is your goal.
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