An Easy In-Home Laundry Solution: A Portable Washing Machine

If you desire the ability to wash and dry clothes at home, but for whatever reasons do not have existing laundry connections and are tired of making weekly trips to the laundromat, there is the easy solution of purchasing a combination washer dryer and converting it into a portable washing machine. Once converted, the washer-and-dryer-in-one is on wheels for easy movement and connects directly to a kitchen sink faucet any time you want to do laundry. There is no special dryer cord or venting required, and the appliance is operated using a standard 110 volt household outlet.

What Is the Difference between a Portable Washing Machine and Washer/Dryer Combo?

A traditional portable washing machine is only capable of washing clothes. You still need a stand-alone dryer, and have to hang the clothes outside to dry or take them to a laundromat to use one of their dryers. With a LG washer/dryer combo, both the washing and drying functions are combined into a single space-saving compact appliance. The combination washer/dryer is stored out of the way in a closet or in any open space in your kitchen next to your counters.

To learn more about washer/dryer combos and how to convert them into portable washing machines so you can do laundry at home, contact us now at 800-875-1533.

An Easy In-Home Laundry Solution: A Combination Washer Dryer

In the past, homes without existing laundry connections or dryer venting capabilities had limited options when it came to in-home laundry solutions. They often had to make weekly trips to their local laundromat and spend an entire day washing and drying clothes. Today, this is no longer an issue, thanks to the modern combination washer and dryer by LG.

All-in-one washer and dryer appliances are already popular in many other locations around the world, like the United Kingdom and Ireland. They are well suited for any home with limited space and no pre-existing washer and dryer connections. You do not need a dryer vent to use a washer dryer combo. Clothes are dried using ventless drying technologies.

How Is a Combination Washer Dryer Installed?

There are several different installation options available with a combination washer dryer. Some homes order a conversion kit to turn the all-in-one washer and dryer into a portable machine. Whenever they need to do laundry, they simply roll the appliance up to their kitchen sink, and connect the intake and discharge hose right to the faucet. Another installation method used by some people is to permanently install the appliance under a countertop in their kitchen or bathroom, since it is easy to tap existing water and drain lines in these locations.

For more information about LG washer dryer combos, or to order yours, call us now at 800-875-1533.

Compact Washer and Dryer Options for Your Home

Whenever you are shopping for a compact washer and dryer, you have a few different options to consider. You could purchase a stand-alone washer and dryer, or a washer and dryer combo. There are key differences between these models and how they operate. With stand-alone appliances, you wash your clothes in one machine and dry them in another. This option is ideal for homes with large volumes of laundry, or if you like doing all of your laundry in a single day. You even have the option to convert stand-alone appliances into a stackable washer and dryer with a stacking kit to help save space in your laundry room.

Washer and dryer combos combine both the washing and drying functions into a single appliance. Washing and drying cycle times are comparable to the total time required to fully wash and dry a single load of laundry with stand-alone washers and dryers. This type of laundry appliance is perfect in situations where you only have space for a single appliance and insufficient clearance to stack laundry pairs, if you do not have an existing laundry room and laundry connections, or if you do not mind spreading your laundry out over several days.

To learn more about compact washer and dryer models, contact us now at 800-875-1533 to speak to one of our friendly and helpful laundry technician experts.

How Does a Ventless Dryer Work?

Ventless dryers are different from conventional dryers. A conventional dryer requires connecting the exhaust port on the dryer to a dryer vent. With a ventless model, there is no additional connection needed. The ventless dryer uses advanced condensation drying technologies. Two of the more common technologies found in today’s ventless models are either air-to-air drying or cold water condensation drying. The former is common in stand-alone machines, while the latter is found in washer dryer combo models.

The basic drying process is to take heated air and cool it to remove moisture from the machine. With air-to-air drying there is an exchange of hot and cool air to remove the moisture. In cold water condensation models, the cold water cools the hot air and extracts the moisture from the clothes.

Do Ventless Dryers Use More Electricity to Dry Clothes than Conventional Dryers?

Some people might think ventless dryer models use more electricity to dry their clothes since drying cycles are typically longer than conventional machines. In spite of this, ventless drying uses less energy. With a conventional dryer, all of the heated air used to dry clothes is vented outdoors. This means the dryer has to draw in cool air and heat it up to the right temperature in order to fully dry clothes. Condensation drying technologies recycle the heated hair back into the drum with minimal heat loss, reducing the amount of electricity needed to dry the clothes.

For more information about ventless dryers or combination washer dryer models, contact us now at 800-875-1533.

Wash Delicates, Hand Washables, and Wool in a LG Washer and Dryer in One

Your new LG washer and dryer in one is capable of washing delicates, hand washables, and wool products. Many people like these additional wash cycles since they help eliminate the time needed to wash clothes by hand in the sink and cut most dry cleaning expenses. These special wash cycles carefully and gently wash your clothing using slower speeds and tumbling actions.

We recommend you only place similarly colored delicates, hand washables, and wool products into the washer and dryer in one, and never mix items. In the event clothing bleeds, the dye will not accidently recolor your other clothing. For the settings on the combination washer and dryer, always use cold water. You may want to select the wash-only option if you want to remove and hang the clothing up to dry. If you do decide to use the dryer cycle, use either the low heat or air dry only options to prevent clothing from shrinking.

Since your combination washer and dryer is a high efficiency model, you only need a very small amount of detergent. If you are only washing one or two pieces of clothing, you need to measure out the detergent by hand instead of relying on the pre-marked lines on most detergent dispensers. Ideally, you only need about a teaspoon or two of detergent for a few pieces of clothing.

For more information about LG washer and dryer combos cycle settings or helpful and friendly assistance in selecting a new model for your home, contact us now at 800-875-1533.

Choosing the Best LG Washer Dryer for In-Home Laundry

Picking out the best LG washer dryer for your home involves more than merely selecting the model with the features and options you desire. While purchasing a washer and dryer that you like is important, there are other considerations to weigh before making your final decision. Evaluating these is highly recommended before you start shopping, to avoid being disappointed in certain situations, like if you find a full size capacity laundry pair, but then later discover you have to remodel your home in order to get them installed correctly.

The first step to selecting the right LG washer dryer for your home is to determine where it is going to be installed. If you have an existing laundry room with washer and dryer connections, the only thing you need to do is measure the available space. For households without existing laundry room and connections, this can be challenging. The easiest way to have in-home laundry is to choose an area of the home where it will be not be difficult to tap into existing water and drain lines, and electrical wiring, like in your bathroom or kitchen.

In situations where you simply lack sufficient space for an individual washer and dryer, consider a LG combination washer and dryer. This is a single appliance that incorporates both washing and drying functions into a single machine. For further assistance in selecting a LG washer and dryer for your home, contact us now at 800-875-1533.

Surprise Your Family with LG Washer Dryer Combo for the Holidays

An LG washer dryer combo makes a great holiday present for the entire family, especially if your home currently has to make trips to the laundromat to do laundry. The best thing about a new all-in-one washer dryer is not worrying about whether your home has existing washer and dryer connections or dryer venting. Even if you are currently renting and are not able to make modifications to the home, it is easy to upgrade the combo washer and dryer and convert it into a portable laundry appliance.

How to Select the Right Size LG Washer and Dryer Combo

There are two basic sizes available in an LG washer dryer combo: 24 inch compact and 27 inch full size. 24 inch compact models are well-suited for couples who do not have a large amount of laundry to do on a weekly basis, or if you have very limited space in your home. Twenty-seven inch full size all-in-one washers and dryers are ideal for families and single parent homes where there is normally much more weekly laundry to wash and dry. You may also want to consider a full size model if you want to be able to wash larger items, like comforters, at home and avoid trips to the laundromat.

Feel free to call us at 800-875-1533 for further assistance in selecting the best size LG washer dryer combo for your home — and surprise your family this holiday season.