The Ultimate Washer/Dryer Combination Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Washer/dryer combination machines are relatively new to the U.S. market. They claim to be more energy efficient than regular machines, but is this really so? And how? Take our quiz to find out.

What do washer/dryer combinations look like?

A washer/dryer combination looks like a regular dryer. It is a single unit, not the same as a stackable washer and dryer.


What feature do washer/dryer combinations have that most machines do not yet have?

Washer/dryer combinations have a steam wash feature, which whitens the clothes without bleaching them, reduces wrinkles and washes better.


How many aspects should you take into consideration when purchasing a washer or dryer?

There are three things to take into consideration when purchasing a washer and dryer: size, price and efficiency.


What is the price range of a washer/dryer combination.

Washer/dryer combinations usually cost between $500 to $1,500. They are difficult to get hold of, though, as they are new to the market.


What does Consumer Reports say about cheaper models?

Consumer Reports says that cheaper models clean clothes less effectively and use up more energy and water.


How much more do inefficient models cost to run?

An inefficient washer/dryer model can cost about $130 more a year to run.


How many kinds of washer/dryer models are there?

There are two kinds of washer/dryer models available: vented and ventless.


How does water in a ventless washer/dryer model leave the machine?

Air in the machine's drum is heated to dry the clothes. It is then passed through a condensing chamber, which cools the air and turns the moisture in it to water, which then drains out of a pipe.


What technology has become more efficient over the past 10 years?

Washer technology has improved over the last decade to become more water and energy efficient; dryers have basically stayed the same.


What is it that causes washer/dryer combination to be more efficient?

Washer/dryer combinations use less hot water and spin the clothes at 1,000 rotations per minute, wringing out a lot more water.


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