You might be looking forward to your tax return this year so you can get new appliances for your home, like LG washer and dryer sets. Depending on the last time you purchased laundry appliances, you may notice several new features and options, like ventless drying and combination units. Some models also give you the flexibility to place them side-by-side or stack them on top of each other to help save space.
Other changes you will notice in washer and dryer sets are energy-saving features, like using less water and electricity to wash and dry your clothes. For instance, the LG WM1355HW washer requires only 9.3 gallons of water for a full load of clothes. This is a significant reduction in water, compared to the 30 gallons other front loaders require or the 40 to 60 gallons conventional top loaders use. Not only will your water bill be less, but so will your energy costs for hot water.
Another significant technological advancement in recent years is ventless drying. This feature eliminates the costs associated with installing a dryer vent or the wasted energy of using a vented dryer. For examples, the LG DLEC855W uses air-to-air condensation drying. This is where the air is heated, passed through the clothes to remove moisture, and then cooled in another area to turn it back into water. Think of it as steam drying your clothes, which is gentler on your clothing than conventional drying. As water is removed from the clothing, it is pumped right down the same discharge drain as your wash water.