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Top Loading and Front Loading: Which is the Best Washing Machine Type for Your Home?

Top Loading and Front Loading: Which is the Best Washing Machine Type for Your Home?

As you shop for the perfect washer and dryer for your home, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important choices to make is whether to pick a top-loading or front-loading washing machine. Keep reading to find out which one may be best for your particular needs. If you need help repairing an older unit, give American Appliance Repair a call at 800-640-9934.

What You Need to Know About Front-Loading Washers

First and foremost, you should know that front-loading washers are generally more energy-efficient and quieter than a top-loading machine. They use less power and less water, and they even need less detergent. This makes them a great choice if you have your washer in an area where you will hear it often, such as just off the living room in a bathroom.

However, they are not perfect. While they may use less energy, water, and detergent, they are also more expensive upfront. The investment may make it worth it to you, and you may simply like the convenience of a front-loading washer, but it will be more expensive. Finally, many people like that front-loading washers are stackable which allows them to be used in smaller spaces.

What You Need to Know About Top-Loading Washers

The main difference between the two is the initial cost. You will find that top-loading washers are considerably less expensive than side-loading washers. While they are cheaper initially, they are generally more expensive to run on a month to month basis as they use more power, water, and detergent.

That said, you can find high-efficiency top-loading washers that will reduce the water and power usage and even need less detergent. They are still unlikely to be as efficient as your front-loading washers but they may be an option.

Which Washer is Best for You?

There are many things to consider. As you can see, much of it comes down to the price. Do you want to invest today and then save money every time you use your washer and dryer? Or do you need a budget option that will cost less upfront but cost more in the future?

We Could Help You Afford the More Expensive Option

If the only reason you are not choosing a certain washer and dryer is that you cannot afford it, consider that perhaps you can simply have your current washer and dryer repaired by a professional appliance repair person. This could give you the chance to save money for a few years to get what you really want.

No matter what you buy – or what you wait on – one thing is true: American Appliance Repair is here to help you. Call us now at 800-640-9934 if you need assistance with appliance repair.

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