A new clothes dryer certainly isn’t a small purchase, but it’s an important one (not to mention a money-saver compared to a laundromat). If you’re in the market for a new dryer for your laundry room, I want you to remember these important suggestions:
Measure the Laundry Room
In order for your clothes dryer to function properly, you need to have adequate ventilation space behind the unit while still being able to maneuver through the area. Ensure the clothes dryers, particularly large capacity models, you are considering will fit properly into the room.
Weight Your Design Options
In the past, most clothes dryers looked pretty similar to their competitors. However, that’s now changed for the better! Though you can still find traditional models and sizes, manufacturers offer more options for convenience and lifestyle. These include:
* Compact dryers (also called apartment dryers)
* All-in-one washer/dryer units
* Stackable washer/dryers with front-loading dryer on top
Electric or Gas?
Many homeowners choose to use the same power source for their washing machine and clothes dryer.
Determine Your Budget
The clothes dryers on the market today run the gamut from bare-bones models with few options to luxurious technologically-advanced designs. Keep an eye out for gently-used models that have the features you want.
Though you may not have the funds to purchase the most expensive model on the market, you still deserve to have the features that are most important to you. For instance, I always look for an extended tumble time to prevent wrinkles and moisture sensors to ensure everything dries perfectly!
And remember, a dependable retail store with a reputable repair staff can provide you with everything you need to keep your laundry room operating smoothly.