High Efficiency (HE) LG washers include many energy saving features that are not normally found in conventional models. While the costs for conventional top loading washers might be several hundred dollars less than a HE front loading LG model, in the long run you will end up spending more money with the conventional machine.
How Do Conventional Washers End Up Costing More than HE LG Washers?
Conventional washers require between 40 and 60 gallons of water per wash cycle, compared to 12 to 15 gallons of water per wash cycle with HE LG washers. Any loads where you use warm or hot water also means your hot water heater has to run longer to reheat any water used. In addition, you have to use more detergent, fabric softener, and bleach per load with conventional machines, than you do with energy efficient LG models.
If you take your operational costs, like electricity, water, laundry supplies, and so on, along with the cost for a conventional washer over the average 7 years a conventional machine lasts, and compare them to the same costs and average of 10 years a high-efficiency LG washer lasts, it is clear to see HE LG washer models end up costing less, even though they might have a higher initial upfront cost.
To learn more about the energy-saving features in LG washer models and how these save you money, contact one of our laundry appliance experts today at 800-875-1533.