How Efficient Are Washer Dryers?
Washer- dryers are very handy to have when you have limited space in your kitchen. Where there is no space for a washing machine and a separate dryer.
The benefit is that you can set your wash and dryer programme at the beginning of the wash. Provided you have put the right amount of laundry in, it will continue non-stop till the clothes have dried.
You will not be able to put in another wash straight in after the first one, if you have selected the programmer to dry straight afterwards. In contrast, to having your washing machine and dryer separate. You can do a wash, take it out, place it the dryer, and then start another wash straight away whilst the first wash is drying.
Washer- dryers are not as efficient as when you have two separate machines. The drum is smaller because of the extra parts that make up a washer-dryer. Like the heater, motor, fan, manifold, and the condenser unit. The heater is also smaller, so the clothes will need to stay in longer in order to dry properly.
Do take into consideration the overall maintenance cost and life span of the machine. Many parts are used for both wash and dry cycles. The programme is in use for longer periods than normal. The drum bearings operate for both wash and dry cycles as does the pump, motor, motor brushes, and the belt. They are prone to breaking down due to excessive wear and tear.
Overall if you have the space it will be better for you to buy your washing machine and dryer separately. It is far better in terms of energy, and time, as well as it bring more cost effective due to lower maintenance costs.