Dryer - Tips On Buying


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Are You In The Market For A New Dryer?

Did you know that the first dryer was invented in the early 1800’s, and was made by putting a vented drum over a fire and turning it until the clothes were dry. This technique evolved into the dryer machines on the market today. Now you can choose from a gas or electric powered dryer, those with many different settings (heat, time, strength), and machines with other special amenities, such as a separate drying rack. If you are in the market for a new machine, take the following points under consideration.

Does Size Matter?

Yes, size of your machine does indeed matter. When looking at different models, think about your drying needs. Do you use the machine daily? Once a week? Every two weeks? Does your load size stay consistent, or does it vary? Will you need a large capacity size to ensure you fulfill all of your drying needs? Also, when it comes to size of your potential dryer, think about the actual space you have. Are you rebuilding, and need a new dryer to fill up more space? Are you downsizing and need a dryer washing machine stacked combination? These are important factors for you to assess when looking for your new dryer.

Energy Star

Energy efficiency is currently a big issue. If you look on most appliances you may notice an government issued energy efficiency rating, which tells you approximately how much energy the appliance will use in a year and roughly how much it will cost you. If you are concerned about energy usage you should choose a machine with a low cost per year and an “energy star” rating.

Special Amenities

The final factor to think about when shopping for a new dryer is what special features you want and/or need it to have. Nearly all dryer models manufactured today have a moisture sensor in them, which detects how dry the clothing is and then turns the machine off when done. Some of the machines also turn off automatically if they get too hot as a safety feature. One new and unique feature many people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for is a drying rack. It has racks and hangers, and sits on top or to the side of the machine to dries the clothing that cannot be dried.

Buying a clothes drying machine is a large investment for your home and your pocketbook. With the right amount of pre-shopping assessment and research, you will be certain to find a machine to match your drying needs.

Margarette Tustle writes ideas for home and family. Find dryer resources at dryerltd.com.


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