Save Money on a New Washer and Dryer Combo with Year End Incentives

November and December are great times to find deals on a washer and dryer combo. Many manufacturers, like LG, offer a wide range of incentives at this time of year. By taking advantage of these limited time offers, you can save some money replacing your existing laundry pair, or purchase a new all-in-one washer dryer to gain the convenience of in-home laundry. Combination washers and dryers provide flexibility and ease of installation in any home, regardless of whether you have an existing laundry room or washer and dryer connections.

You can install a washer and dryer combo in just about any room in your home, such as your bathroom, kitchen, hallway closet, or basement. The only connections required are access to hot and cold water lines, a discharge drain line, and a standard 3-prong 110 volt electrical outlet. Modern combination washers and dryers use ventless drying technology, so there is no need for dryer venting. This key feature is well suited for any home looking for an in-home laundry solution currently lacking a dryer vent.

You can convert an all-in-one washer dryer into a portable machine if you are unable to make modifications to your home to tap existing water and drain lines, like for people renting an apartment or townhouse. The conversion kit allows you to do laundry easily by simply rolling the machine up to your kitchen sink, plugging it into an outlet, and turning on the water.

To learn more about current deals on combination washers and dryers, feel free to call us at 800-875-1533.

Upgrade from a Portable Washing Machine to a Washer Dryer Combo

There are several small portable washing machine models on the market today. They range in size from small table top models to slightly larger models able to do between 6 and 7 pounds of laundry. The small load sizes present challenges for most people because they end up having to wash numerous loads of clothes. Now, consider a compact combination washer and dryer capable of accommodating about 12 pounds of clothes per load. This means, with a portable washer, you end up having to run 4 or 5 loads, compared to only 2 in an all-in-one washer dryer.

Another challenge people face with many portable washing machine models is only being able to wash their clothes, so having to either hang up clothes up to dry or purchase a stand-alone portable dryer. With a washer dryer combo, both washing and drying cycles are completed in the same machine. The compact LG washer dryer combo is only 24 inches wide and provides 2.3 cubic feet of washing and drying space inside the machine. You can convert the compact washer dryer into a portable machine by adding a wheel kit and kitchen sink conversion kit.

The LG washer dryer combo includes many features found on full size washers and dryers, as well as ventless drying. To learn more about compact combination washer and dryer models from LG and how to convert them into a portable machine, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Get Wrinkle-Free Clothes with an LG Dryer

An LG dryer includes several different drying options to ensure your clothes come out wrinkle free. You need to make sure to choose the best setting on the dryer which matches the load of wet laundry, including delicates, sportswear, wool, bulky items, cotton, mixed fabrics, quick dry, and manual dry settings. It is recommended to presort your clothes into their appropriate types prior to washing, such as sorting jeans from shirts, as well as lights, whites, and darks. For mixed loads, you can either use the mixed fabrics setting on the ventless dryer, or sort the wet clothes and dry them using the most appropriate setting.

Use the Radiant Heat from Your LG Dryer for Smooth Clothes

Once the drying cycle on the LG dryer has completed, you should remove the clothes immediately. The best way to fold clothes is to have a flat top laundry table, if you have a stackable LG washer and dryer, or use the top of the laundry appliances if they are installed side-by-side. The heat left in the clothing can be used to smooth out the fabrics and remove any remaining wrinkles, so you do not have to worry about ironing the clothes later. If you are putting the clothing on hangers, such as with dress shirts or dress pants, smooth out wrinkles first by laying them on the flat surface, and then put them on the hanger.

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Get Higher Rental Rates for Your Apartments by Installing a Stacked Washer Dryer

Installing a stacked washer dryer in your apartments without existing laundry connections is not difficult or expensive. The long-term benefits far outweigh the initial investment in washers and dryers, as you are able to ask for higher monthly rents from your tenants. In addition, tenants are more likely to renew their leases when their apartment includes in-unit laundry.

The first thing you need to decide is where to install the stacked washer dryer. You could convert an existing utility closet or pantry, or install the washer and dryer in the kitchen, if there is sufficient room. You will have to tap into existing hot and cold water lines and discharge drain lines for the washer connections. In order to avoid the hassles of venting the dryer, you should select a ventless model. Ventless stand-alone dryers only need access to a 220 V electrical outlet.

If your maintenance technician is certified to do plumbing and electrical work, they should be able to handle tapping the water and drain lines, and installing the 220 V electrical outlets. Otherwise, you will want to retain the services of a qualified contractor to do this work in your apartments. Once the washer and dryer connections are installed, you are ready to start installing the laundry pairs in your apartments. The dryer is always stacked on top of the washer, and it requires a stacking kit to secure it in place.

For more information about stacked washer dryer models and accessories, or to order laundry pairs for your apartments, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Eliminate Vented Drying Hazards with a New Ventless Dryer

Vented dryers pose safety risks and hazards for households, apartment communities, and condominiums. The problem with vented drying is because the dryer vent can become clogged with lint and other debris, blocking the dryer’s exhaust air from reaching the outdoors. As a result, the blocked heated air continues to heat the lint and other debris, until it reaches combustible temperatures and starts a fire. Another safety concern with blocked dryer vents is carbon monoxide being vented back into the home, as is common with gas dryers. These safety and hazard risks are easily eliminated with a new ventless dryer.

Why a Ventless Dryer Is Safer for Your Home

A ventless dryer does not require a dryer vent in order to exhaust heated air. Instead, the air is recirculated inside the dryer, using either air-to-air condensation drying or cold water condensation drying. All lint from the clothing is collected in a lint screen within the dryer. You do not have to worry about lint buildup in dryer vents, vents becoming blocked, carbon monoxide, or fires.

Air-to-air condensation drying uses two independent air circulation systems. One system heats the air and cycles it through a condenser, while the other draws in room temperature air to cool the heated air in the condenser and remove moisture. With cold water condensation drying, the heated air is cooled by cold water to remove moisture. For more information about ventless dryers, or for ordering assistance, call us at 800-875-1533.

Building a Laundry Room for a Stackable Washer and Dryer

It is easy to build a laundry room in your home to accommodate a new stackable washer and dryer if you are handy with various tools and like undertaking do-it-yourself home improvement projects. The first step to building your new laundry room is obtaining the measurements of the washer and dryer, including their depth, length, and combined height, as well as the necessary clearance space required on the sides, back, and top of the stacked appliances. You do not have to worry about allowances for dryer vents, by selecting a ventless dryer.

After you have the measurements of the stackable washer and dryer, the next step is to determine where you want to install your new appliances. You can convert an existing closet or build a new enclosure. If you have an attached garage on your home that is climate controlled, you could build the laundry room in the garage.

Remember to Include Connections in Your Laundry Room Design

One essential step you do not want to overlook is the connections the washer and dryer require. You may want to consider these before selecting the location within your home to build your laundry room. The washer needs access to hot and cold water lines, a discharge drain line, and a 110 V three-prong electrical outlet. The dryer requires a special 220 V electrical outlet. It is highly recommended you obtain the services of a professional electrician to install new electrical outlets for your appliances, to ensure they satisfy current building codes.

For washer and dryer dimensions, and to order your new stackable LG washer and dryer, call us at 800-875-1533.

Using Laundry Products with a LG Washer and Dryer

Most households use their LG washer and dryer to do all of their laundry, even delicates, because of the wide cycle selections available on modern laundry pairs. Front loading washers are better at removing dirt from clothing using smaller amounts of high efficiency detergent and other laundry products. For heavier soiled laundry, using an excessive amount of detergent, bleach, and stain removers above the maximum recommended amount does not provide any additional washing benefits. Instead, it can cause over-sudsing and leave a soapy residue, both inside the washer and in your clothing.

What Type of Fabric Softener Is Best for a LG Washer and Dryer?

When choosing a fabric softener to use with your LG washer and dryer, you have several different options, ranging from liquids to dryer sheets. If you use a liquid, choose a brand designed for high efficiency (HE) washers. Never use regular formulated fabric softener in a HE washer, because it leaves a residue in your clothes and in your washer. If you decide to use dryer sheets, only use one sheet for each load of clothes. Dryer sheets do create a residue over long-term continued usage inside the dryer, so you will want to make sure to clean your dryer on a regular basis to prevent this build-up.

For more laundry tips or assistance in selecting a new LG washer and dryer for your home, call us at 800-875-1533.