Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What to look for when buying a washing machine

You might not always look forward to laundry day, but a good washing machine can make it a little less stressful. There are lots of main points of consideration to think about, but our team at Pocatello Electric is always available to help you make the best choice. Here’s a handy guide to help you get started when looking for a new washing machine.


There are a few things to consider when it comes to where in your home you’d want your washer to be. Factors like accessibility and space should definitely come first. How many flights of stairs or how far do you have to go to do a load of laundry? Doing your laundry shouldn’t be a chore, you should enjoy the space you’re in!

Here’s a few other tips to consider:
·    For loading and unloading, allow 36 inches in front of a washer, 42 inches for a dryer
·    stacked units usually occupy less than 33 square inches of floor space and may be more accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping.
    Installing a washer and dryer about 15 inches off the floor will make loading and unloading more comfortable. Look for sturdy pedestal bases specifically made for your models of laundry appliances


There are two common styles to choose from – top load and front load. If you live in a small space or just want your washer to be hidden away, you may also want to consider compact washing machines like this one
 Whirlpool Washer

High Efficiency Top Load

The High Efficiency Top Load come with all the energy and water savings in an easy to use configuration. This is the largest capacity available with superior vibration control.

 High Efficiency Top Load

High Efficiency Front Load
Front load washers are still popular due to their energy efficiency and convenient features. The large capacity options allow you to wash more clothes in every load.

High Eficiency Front Load


Washing machine tubs are always measured in terms of cubic feet. The larger the capacity, the fewer loads of laundry you have to do, which means more time for the things that matter most.
Here’s a handy chart from Whirlpool to help you out:

On the hunt for a new washing machine? Browse our website for some ideas  or visit us in store

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