Tips for Buying a New Washer and Dryer

At Appliance & Furniture RentAll (AFR), we specialize in helping customers navigate the world of rent to own purchases. We understand that the process can be confusing, so we’ve put together some tips for buying a new washer and dryer to help make it easier.

Considerations Before Shopping

Decide whether you’ll purchase a set.

When you’re looking to buy a new washer and dryer, one of the first things you should consider is the configuration and whether you’ll purchase a set. While buying the same model of each appliance can be tempting, some additional advantages come with purchasing them together. 

Our rent to own appliances typically have different capacities, so when buying a new washer and dryer as a pair, you ensure they can handle your laundry needs. Additionally, many sets include features like steam cycles and wifi connectivity which could provide additional convenience for larger families or households with busy lifestyles.

Determine the size you need.

Another essential factor to consider when buying a new washer and dryer is the physical space available for the two appliances. Although it may be immediately enticing to purchase the largest capacity available, it’s important to remember that if your laundry room is too small for both appliances or doesn’t have enough air circulation, it could cause problems with performance. When shopping, measure the space available to ensure your desired washer and dryer fit comfortably.

You should also ensure that your appliances meet your capacity needs. The size of each load can vary greatly depending on the size of your household, so it’s crucial to find a washer and dryer that can handle the loads you need. 

For example, if you have a large family or do lots of laundry in one go, investing in an appliance with a higher capacity would be wise, as long as your available space allows. On the other hand, buying a washer and dryer with too high a capacity could mean paying for features you won’t be using, so it is imperative to consider all the features and prices.

Choose between front-loading or top-loading.

Front-loading washers and dryers are excellent choices for efficiency and performance. Front-loaders typically use less water than top-loaders, making them more energy and water efficient. 

Additionally, they are usually quieter than their top-loader counterparts because they don’t need an agitator to move the clothes during the wash cycle. They also have more customization options and a larger capacity, which is excellent for large families or households with hefty loads.

Top-loading washers and dryers promote convenience and affordability. Top-loaders typically cost less than front-loaders, making them an attractive option for those on a budget. 

They also have the advantage of being easier to load and unload due to design, so you don’t have to bend over or reach down into the machine. They additionally come with the convenience of a built-in agitator, which can help clean clothes better and provide a more thorough wash cycle.

Identify whether you want high efficiency.

Gas or electric?

When it comes to buying a new washer and dryer, there are a few key differences between gas and electric dryers that you should consider. While both can provide efficiency and performance, there are still many variations between the two. 

Gas dryers typically cost less than electric ones but require special hookups for installation. Additionally, they tend to be more energy efficient than electric dryers due to their ability to heat up quickly. 

On the other hand, electric dryers usually require a lower upfront cost and are easier to install as they only need access to an outlet. In addition, many of the newer models are high-efficiency which means they use less energy while delivering outstanding performance.

Vented or ventless?

You must also decide if you want a vented or ventless dryer. Vented models are traditional dryers that require access to an outside vent to function correctly. These models tend to be more energy-efficient as they quickly expel hot air through the vent, which helps them dry clothes faster. 

On the other hand, ventless dryers are becoming more popular due to their convenience as they don’t require access to an outside vent. These models use a condensation system, meaning that a container collects the moisture from the clothes instead of expelling hot air. However, the container must be emptied regularly.

Consider the “must-haves.”

When shopping for a new washer and dryer, deciding which features are a “must-have” for you is crucial. Many newer models come with steam cycles, wifi connectivity, and energy-saving modes that can make laundry days easier. 
You should also consider noise level, load size, and adjustable settings that can help you customize the appliance to your needs. By evaluating which features are most important to you, you can ensure that you invest in a machine that meets your needs while still maintaining efficiency and performance.

High-efficiency models

Whether you opt for a gas or electric, vented or ventless dryer, it’s essential to identify whether you want a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency dryers use less energy and have features like moisture sensors that help prevent over-drying of clothes. You can save on energy costs as well as extend the life of your clothing. 

Choose Your New Washer and Dryer from AFR

At Appliance & Furniture RentAll, we understand that buying a new washer and dryer can be an expensive investment. That’s why we provide rent to own options. 

When you rent to own with AFR, you get all the benefits of owning a washer and dryer without the burden of a large upfront payment. As a result, you can purchase what you want for a fraction of the cost while still enjoying the name-brand appliances you love.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible payment plans to fit any budget
  • Guaranteed low monthly payments with no hidden fees or interest rates
  • No credit check is required
  • Delivery and installation services are included in most purchases
  • Easy to upgrade or exchange your appliances if needed

At AFR, we make it easy for you to find the perfect washer and dryer. Our knowledgeable team is here to help you find the best appliance for your needs at a price that fits your budget. So don’t hesitate: take advantage of our rent to own program today and start experiencing the convenience of owning a washer and dryer you can rely on!

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