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Washers and dryers : how to make the right choice

Washers and dryers are two of the most essential appliances in any household. Therefore, choosing the perfect models is essential. Doing the laundry may become a drudgery, but with appliances adapted to your needs, you could save a lot of time!

Types of washers

Types of dryers

Capacity and technology

Before choosing your washer and dryer, read about the following options and features.

Dryers

Capacity
Just like washers, capacity is an important aspect to consider when choosing a new dryer. Take into account the volume and frequency of your loads, as well as any specific needs you may have.

Steam drying
This feature refreshes your clothes, eliminating creases and odors.

Steam-assisted crease prevention
Use this feature to prevent creases from taking shape in your clean clothes.

Washers

Washers and dryers

Pedestal and stacking ensembles
Pedestals measuring approximately 15 inches can be installed under front-loading washers and dryers to raise the machines and help you load and unload them, and can also serve as storage drawers. As for stacking ensembles, they enable you to place your dryer on top of your washer.

To your tapes, ready, measure!

Here is a guide with the approximate sizes of washers and dryers. We suggest you refer to the manufacturer’s manual for precise measurements.
Height (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Washer
33 to 46
24 to 29
27 to 34
From 4.5 to 6.5
Dryer
33 to 46
24 to 29
25 to 30
From 6 to 8.8
Height (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Capacity (ft3)
Washer
33 to 46
24 to 29
27 to 34
From 4.5 to 6.5
Dryer
33 to 46
24 to 29
25 to 30
From 6 to 8.8

Energy efficiency


To conserve energy and save money, we recommend opting for an Energy Star® certified appliance.

High-efficiency models certified by ENERGY STAR consume much less water and energy. An ENERGY STAR-certified washer consumes up to 25% less energy and 40% less water than a non-certified appliance, and an ENERGY STAR-certified dryer consumes up to 20% less energy than a non-certified appliance. Though more expensive at the time of purchase, they help you save considerable amounts in the long run. A winning choice for you... and the environment.

Did you know?
In addition to providing information about the energy efficiency of appliances, the EnerGuide rating lets you compare usage costs from one appliance to another. For example, an ENERGY STAR-certified washer with a 150 kWh/annum EnerGuide rating will help you save 50% on usage costs, compared to a non-certified model with a 300 kWh/annum rating. These savings represent approximately $20/year! (Based on an average electricity cost of ¢13.5/kWh in Canada.)

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