||Bookmark this page!
There are two major
types of washers: front loading and top loading. Front loading
washers are available in greater capacities and some models can be
placed under tabletops or have a tumble dryer mounted above them,
while top loaders are easier to get clothes in and out of. Both
kinds of washers come with a variety of features:
Capacity: This is measured by kilograms of dry cotton clothing. A
typical top loading washer can hold 5kg of clothing, while some
front loading models go all the way up to 9kg. A good rule of thumb
is to buy 5kg plus another 1kg for each person in the household.
Fuzzy Logic, AutoLoad, and Sensor Technology: These features all do
the same thing: calculate exactly how much clothing is inside,
letting it adjust the amount of water and detergent used, ensuring a
perfect wash with as little waste as possible. Washers with this
feature only need to be set to the type of clothing that is being
Spin cycle: The faster the washer drum can spin, the more water it
can remove from your clothes, cutting drying time. Tumble dryers use
much more electricity than washers, so buying a washer with good
spin drying performance will also save on electricity. However, fast
spin cycles can be hard on delicate clothes; if you're worried about
this, look for a washer that lets you vary the spin cycle speed.
Timer: Some washers can be set to do a load of clothing at night
when electricity prices are cheaper.
Like other appliances, washers have an EU energy label which
provides information on its efficiency. Unlike other labels, there
are three letter grades used on washer labels. The primary letter
grade is for the electricity used per kilogram of clothing; this is
based on a full load of cotton fabric at 60 degrees. An "A" rated
washer will use one third less electricity than one with a "C"
rating. There are also letter grades on washing performance and spin
cycle drying. The large letter on the label is the average of these
three measurements. The label also includes information on load
capacity, water consumption, spin drying speed, and noise.
Combination washer/tumble dryers are also on the market for a little
more than a separate washer and dryer. While this may seem
convenient, keep in mind that the drying capacity is generally less
than the washing capacity, so you may need to split the drying into
two separate loads.
25 car insurance
car insurance providers carinsurance
car insurance car
insurance ratings business