There are many benefits to choosing a washer dryer combo instead of two separate units. You can save space, these units are easy on your clothes, and they are effortless to use. Most don’t require ventilation as a standard dryer would so they can be used anywhere you have access to electricity and water. At American Appliance Repair, we have found that many of the reasons people don’t choose this option are myths.
Keep reading to find out what these myths are and what the truth is. Then contact American Appliance Repair if you need washer/dryer maintenance or repair.
Myth: Washer Dryer Combos Have Long Dry Cycles
This is far from the truth. Consider that one of the most popular ventless washer dryer combos can dry an entire load of clothes in as short as 45 minutes. This is true of units that run on 110 volts. Those who choose one that runs on 220 volts may need about 90 minutes to get their clothes dry. This myth is perpetuated by the fact that these units were introduced in the ‘80s and, at the time, they did take a very long time to dry clothing.
Myth: Washer Dryer Combos Use Energy Inefficiently
Many people believe that washer dryers combos use energy very inefficiently. They believe that because combos have more features on a single unit than a separate washer or dryer would, that they must use more energy. The fact is that condensing dryers generally use up to 70% less energy compared to vented dryers. They are in fact designed to be extremely energy-efficient and affordable for the end consumer.
Myth: Washer Dryer Combos Lack Moisture Control
For some reason, people believe that moisture from the dryer is just put back into the area in which the dryer is installed. Again, this is false. Condensing dryers are designed to use a closed-loop system that prevents lint, heat, or moisture from getting into the air. They also use a dehumidifying process that works to further prevent moisture from being released into the area.
Myth: The Load Capacity on a Washer Dryer Combo is Tiny
Again, this may have been true in the past but today’s machines hold almost as much as a traditional washer and dryer unit holds. You can shop for the right option with enough room to meet your needs.
If you are in the market for a new appliance or you need repair your current appliances, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934. With our many years of experience in this field, we know how to get the best results for your appliances.