There are several things you need to be aware of when you are considering purchasing a washer dryer combo. This all-in-one appliance is already popular in other places around the world, including the United Kingdom. Due to its simple installation, size, and portability, it is able to be used in just about any location in the home, even if you do not have a separate laundry room. Some people install them in their kitchen under their countertop, just like their dishwasher. Other people add a wheel kit and kitchen sink adapter kit and roll the appliance right up to the sink any time they need to do laundry. The rest of the time, they store their appliance in a closet or corner out of the way.
The only connection required with a washer dryer combo is access to hot and cold water lines and a drain. If you already have an existing washer connection, you are able to use these with your all-in-one appliance. On the other hand, it not that expensive to plumb new lines by accessing existing water lines already in your house or using a kitchen sink adapter kit. Clothes are dried using ventless dryer connections which means you do not have to worry about installing a vent like you would with a conventional dryer. In addition, there are no special plugs required, as the appliance has a standard 3-prong plug.
Using your combination unit does require adjusting the way you do laundry. Because both the washing and drying cycles are completed in the same appliance, the amount of time per cycle averages around 2 ½ hours. Instead of attempting to do all of your laundry in a single day, it is better to spread it out over the course of several days.