Like peanut butter and jelly, a lock and key, a superhero and their trusty sidekick — some things just belong together. And, for National Best Friends Day, we can’t imagine anything that goes together better than a matching washer and dryer pair.
When you’re shopping around for a new laundry pair, or need to replace one of your machines, here are a few reasons why you should consider sticking with a matching set.
One of the most important factors when shopping for a new washer or dryer is capacity. And when it comes to washing and drying, you’ll definitely want one washer load to equal one dryer load, or you could be spending extra time and energy getting your laundry done. If your washer capacity is larger than your dryer capacity, you will have to run extra drying loads for your clothes to get sufficiently dry.
A matching washer and dryer are made to work together. To optimize your pair’s potential both the washer and dryer should have complementary capabilities. For example, a washer steam feature can be a great complement to the similar dryer steam feature. Steam in the washer helps treat stains, while steam in the dryer helps reduce wrinkles – together they optimize laundry results. By the same token, to get the best energy savings, you need both the washer and the dryer to be energy efficient.
A seamless look for your washer and dryer can make a huge aesthetic difference, beyond personal preference. A matching set can bring a cohesive look to your laundry room, and is usually made to fit together within the designated cut-outs of your home. Also, if you’re considering selling your home in the near future, a matching pair will be more compelling for potential buyers, and even increase the value of your home.
If your old washer or dryer has recently broken down, it’s matching machine probably isn’t too far behind on joining it for retirement. Play it safe and save more money in the future by starting fresh with both machines at the same time. Plus, you can take advantage of the multitude of deals that come with buying a washer and dryer pair together, as opposed to replacing one at a time.