1. First of all! Think about your washing habits. Do you add extra clothers just after the washing cycle starts? Do you forget about your clother for a few hours after the cycle ends? Nowadays washing machines offer features that satisfy your unique needs.
2. Consider your washing challenges. Clothes that requires special care needs a washer machine with a Delicates Cycle; stains and allergens demand a washer machine with the steam feature. It’s very important to find a washing machine that answers the challenges you face over and over again.
3. Go for efficiency. Most washers on the market today are already ENERGY STAR®qualified, but it pays to check the washer's performance according to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). The CEE denotes price based on a machine's Modified Energy Factor and Water Factor. The more efficient the unit and the less water it uses, the higher its price.
4. Sound dampening. A quiet washer machine is very essential if it’s near a living or sleeping area. Check the washer machine for vibration reduction and look for added insulation an improved suspension for less noise.
5. Consider capacity. If you wash large or bulky clothes, consider a super-capacity washer. Despite their large size, these units can be as energy-efficient as smaller models and offer the same features and wash cycles as conventional models.