How to Choose the Proper Laundry Appliance Size for Your Family

Washers and dryers are probably the most convenient appliances you can own. Can you imagine if we still needed to scrub our clothes clean with washing boards?  The bigger your household is, the more dirty laundry that accumulates during the week. Thankfully modern laundry appliances come in many different sizes and styles so that you can find the perfect size for your family. Here’s a closer look at how to do just that.


Consider an All in One Machine

If you live by yourself or with one other person, you may not even need two separate machines. All-in-one washer dryer combos both wash and dry a load of clothes, with you only needing to set it once. Although these usually are smaller capacity machines and take longer than traditional washer and dryers, they are small and compact and can be extremely efficient for smaller households.


Measure Your Space

If you’ve ruled out a combo machine and know you’d like a traditional washer and dryer, the first step is to decide where you’d be placing them. You’ll need to make sure you have a water hookup, and gas hookup if you’re purchasing a gas dryer, or that you’ll be able to have the connections installed in your chosen space. Next, measure the designated laundry space. Make sure you’ll have enough space for the machines, as well as an area for door clearance and loading and unloading. If you’re crunched for space, you may want to consider stackable machines.


Determine Your Machine Capacity

If you have a larger family, or at least one small child, you probably go through quite a bit of clothes during the week. Larger capacity machines may be the best option for you. Do your research and compare models online before going to an appliance store, this lessens the chances of being overwhelmed and coming home with something that may not work for your family.


Once you’ve determined which size and capacity laundry machines are perfect for your home, you can start shopping! And remember that Express Appliance Repair is here for all your washer and dryer needs.