There are several advantages to purchasing a combination washer dryer. One of biggest ones is the amount of space you are able to save. Because both washing and drying functions are incorporated into a single appliance, you do not require a large amount of space normally needed for conventional units. In addition, the drying function uses ventless technologies that eliminate the need for a dryer vent.
Another benefit with a combination washer dryer is its portability. The appliance requires access to a regular three-prong household outlet, hot and cold water lines, and a discharge drain. As a result, you have the flexibility to place the appliance in any location in your home where it has access to these lines. The appliance is easy to connect to a kitchen sink using wheel and sink conversion kits. Adding these kits to your appliance allows you to connect it to the kitchen sink and use the hot and cold water, as well as the kitchen drain, without having to plumb new lines when an existing washer hookup is not available.
In addition to these space saving benefits, your new combo appliance is energy-efficient. It uses less water and electricity than conventional washers and dryers. For instance, a conventional top loading washer uses between 40 and 60 gallons, and a front loading model uses around 30 gallons for each load of laundry. The combination appliance only requires between 12 and 15 gallons of water per load. Further, the dryer only uses 1.4 kilowatts of electricity per hour of drying time, compared to 5 to 6 per hour used by a conventional dryer.