Several years ago, we needed to replace the washing machine and dryer. We had been using the set provided by the landlord but it was beyond fixing at one point and we opted to get new ones of our own. Oh, wow. What a difference! The amount of energy and water we saved with the new appliances was mind-boggling. Plus, our clothes got cleaner than ever before despite, yet showed less signs of wear and tear. Frans and I (well, mostly Frans since he does all of our family’s laundry) were so sad that we had to get rid of them when we moved into our current place. However, with Earth Day coming up, now is an ideal time to get a new ENERGY STAR Certified set!
Why ENERGY STAR Certified Appliances Matter
Best Buy, where we bought our set the last time, has a fantastic selection of energy and water efficient models. ENERGY STAR Certified Washers, compared to standard ones, use less energy and saves about $40 a year on electricity. These also use about 23 gallons of water less per load, adding up to more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s a lot of water saved! As forENERGY STAR Certified Dryers, some models use Sensor Drying which will turn the appliance off when clothes are dry, while others have a low heat setting. Both of these features lessen the amount of energy needed to fully dry your clothes.
ENERGY STAR Certified Laundry Pair Washers
Among the choices of ENERGY STAR Certified Washers is the LG Twin Wash and SideKick Laundry Pair. These let you do two loads at once to save time. That’s something we all need more of! The Twin Wash has an elevated and angled door to make loading and unloading easier, can save up to 30 minutes on larger loads, features TurboSteam technology for a deeper clean, has an LED control panel right on the door, and the design of the lid and detergent tray cut down on spills. The SideKick perfectly pairs with almost any front-loading LG unit. In addition to raising the larger washer the same height as a matching dryer, you can have a smaller load (with delicates, workout clothes, or hand washables) run at the same time.
Are you seriously wanting this set like I am right now? Best Buy has a great offering running right now. You can get 18 months of financing on major appliances or 10% rewards (increased from 5 to 10% for April) and 10% back in grocery purchases. Plus, there’s free delivery on purchases $399+. There’s a whole slew of other Earth Day specials and you can check those out here.
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.