Owning your own washing machine is a modern necessity that once you have it, it’s hard to imagine life without one. If your old washer has finally bit the dust or you’re considering buying your first washer, here are a few things to consider before finalizing your decision.
Top-Load Versus Front Load
There are two main categories of washing machines: top load and front load. This should be one of the first decisions in your buying journey. There’s the obvious difference of door placement, but it goes a little beyond that. Many front load washers include optional stacking kits so you can stack the dryer on top of the washer. If you’re limited on space, this may be your best option. However, not every front load washer is stackable, so check before you invest.
The next thing you’ll want to consider is the capacity of the washer. There are compact units on the market with a drum capacity of as small as 2 cubic feet. Most units, however, fall into the 4-5 cubic foot range. If you live alone or with a partner, you will probably not have as much laundry as a larger family.
Impellers and Agitators
Top load washers have a couple of different methods for cleaning, and that can impact the laundry capacity. The traditional style of the washer has an agitator in the middle, which takes up space. The modern trend is to try and save on some of that space and use an impeller to push water through the unit. If you need a larger capacity, consider a top load washer with an impeller function.
When you’re ready to get the process started, give Hi-Tech Appliance a call. We specialize in residential laundry sales and residential laundry service. Our experts can help you find the perfect unit for your home.