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Used Washing Machine and dryers - an Often Overlooked Way to Save Money on Appliances

By Sandra Vaughn Subscribe to RSS | July 6th 2012 | Views:
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Buying a used washer and dryer is a recommended alternative for those who are on a tight budget and wish to save their money for other home improvements. And we`re not talking about small savings either- taken into account how expensive new ones could be, the 30-60% difference might easily reach hundreds of dollars. As with any appliance purchase, there are guidelines and rules to uphold, before making a final choice.

Space

Your first concern should be the available space. Measure the exact dimensions of the laundry area and keep in mind that you have to leave a few inches between the walls, and the used washer and dryer for cables and hoses. This will help you decide if you need a stacked or a side by side set, maybe even a single combined device.

Type and size of the appliances

Washers come in two types- top and front loaders. Top loaders are cheaper, have faster cycles and most of them allow you to add more clothes during the laundry. On the other hand front loaders have bigger capacity, spare the fabrics and are more water and energy efficient. This diversity is welcome, as it allows every household to take a decision based on its own needs.

Once you`ve chosen the washer, the dryer is relatively easy. The rule of thumb is that its size should complement the capacity of the laundry machine.

Combined devices are always front loaders, because this is the only design that allows the drum to distribute the heat properly when drying.

Options

If you go for a newer used washer and dryer you`ll have a lot of options and controls to choose from. So many, that it might be a bit confusing at first, especially if you`re used to older models. Instead of trying to comprehend all possible settings and inevitably getting lost in the process, concentrate on the ones you and your family actually need. For example if you have a hectic schedule and don`t spend much time at home, check for short wash cycles. If you wear a lot of delicate fabrics, make sure there is an appropriate setting for them as well.

The same goes for the dryer. Plus, if you plan on using it for sneakers and canvas shoes, a tumble free cycle might be a desirable option.

Efficiency.

A big chunk of the electricity and water bills of any household come from doing laundry. That is why efficiency must not be overlooked when buying a used washer and dryer, on the contrary- it should be a major factor in the decision making process. Look for the Energy Star logo or another type of government approved rating sign, as well as information on the water usage.

You should also know that although gas powered dryers are a bigger initial investment, they will prove to be cheaper in the long run.

Ask for a warranty for your used washer and dryer

Individual sellers rarely offer any type of warranty, unless you`re buying newer electronics and the initial policy is still valid.

However, if you`re purchasing from a used appliances shop, don`t forget to ask for one. Hopefully you won`t need it, but if it ever comes to repairs and spare parts, you`ll be happy you got it.

In the end you and only you, can determine what works best for you, but if you need to change the laundry units at a reasonable price, a used washer and dryer are a good way to go.

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Get useful shopping tips on how to choose cheap fridges from a wide selection of used refrigerator from Saving More Dollars. Here you will also find tips for buying cheap appliances without compromise quality.

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