LG front-load washers vs. top-loading

There are several benefits of having a front-loading washer as opposed to a top-loading one. They use less water and energy. And they're easier on your clothes than a top-loading washer.

As a society, we are becoming more and more aware of how are decisions and habits affect the world around us. We want to conserve Earth's resources, such as water. Manufacturers want to as well. It takes a lot of water to do laundry, so companies worked to find a way to reduce the amount of water used with each load. LG front-loading washing machines use about half as much water as top-loading machines; while typical top-loaders use about 40 gallons per load, an LG front-load washer will use 20 to 25. The savings comes because the drum doesn't have to be full. Whether you are looking to conserve resources or simply money, an LG front-loading washer can quickly help you make a difference in your water bill.

Less energy

Not only will you notice a savings on your water bill if you go with a LG front-load washing machine, but you'll also save on your energy bill. Depending on which model of washer you use and how often you use it, you can save up to about $125 a year. Energy-efficient washers spin faster, meaning the clothes will be less wet when you take them out of the washer. So you'll also save money when drying the clothes. If you pair a front-loading washer with a front-loading dryer, you'll increase your savings. Whether buying another brand or an LG front-load washer, reviews will guide you to the most water- and energy-saving models.

Some pros and cons

Front-loading washers are also easier on your clothes. A top-loading machine has an agitator and as the agitator moves, your clothes are twisted. Ever had to stop a washer because an item of clothing has been wrapped around the agitator? Ever damaged a blouse because of that? Clothes also lose their shape some as the agitator pulls and tugs on the fabric. A front-loading machine doesn't have an agitator; the clothes simply tumble around the same as in a dryer. Since your clothes will look good and last longer, you'll save money on your wardrobe. GE appliances not only look good, but they can help you save money is important whether choosing washers or GE appliances.

Because front-loading washers don't have agitators, you're left with more room for clothes. You can pack in 20 to 30 percent more clothes in each load. By doing fewer loads of laundry, you'll save water, energy, detergent and time. Front-loading machines do cost a bit more. However, because you'll be saving water, energy and detergent, you'll make up the difference over the life of the machine. You may have to purchase high-efficiency detergent, which is more expensive, but you will be using less of it.

With all of the benefits to a front-loading washer, there are a few costs. You will need to take a few steps to keep mold and mildew at bay. It's best to keep the door gasket dry; when you finish doing laundry, dry it with a cloth. Leave the door open to keep the interior dry. Clean the detergent dispenser regularly. Since laundry rooms tend to be damp, run a dehumidifier.

Front-loading machines are becoming more and more popular because of their many energy-, money- and time-saving features. Let Sears help you find the perfect appliances to make your house a home.

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