Washing Machine Wars: Top-Loader v. Front-Loader

When you think about the plumbing in your home, what comes to mind? We’re willing to bet it’s the kitchen sink, the toilet, and that fancy shower/tub combo you just had to have. But what about all the other amenities you enjoy that rely on water to work?

Consider your washing machine for example – an integral part of your day-to-day cleaning duties. Without it, you’d be slaving over a bucket of water and washboard all day. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of washing machine options out there to fit any budget, but like most things, certain models are better than others.

When it comes to choosing a washing machine, the age-old question still stands: do i go with a top-loader, or a front-loader? Well, we’re here to defend high-efficiency top loaders to the death! Here’s why:

Quicker, Fresher Clean

HE top-loaders are known for being more gentle on fabrics, while still producing a better clean. Since they’re upright, they’re able to spin faster, removing more water, and cutting your dry time in half. Imagine, being able to clean, dry and fold a load of laundry in under two hours – magic!

More Money Back

Not only are front loaders more expensive than their HE top-loader rivals, but they also use more water while washing as well. An HE top-loader uses considerably less water to wash the same amount of clothing, so you know what that means. Less water used equals a lower monthly water bill – which in turn means more money back in your pocket.

More Room For Washing

HE top-loaders are also a lot more roomy than front-loaders. That means you’ll be able to wash more, using less water and most importantly, less time. Not only will you be slashing your water bill and cutting down the time it takes to complete a single load, but you’ll also be cutting down the amount of loads you have to do to begin with.

Looking to purchase and install a new high-efficiency top-loader in the future? Whether your home already has the plumbing in place from a previous washing machine, or if you’ll need to have it installed, Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter is here to lend a hand!

We’ve been serving the Anaheim area with residential plumbing expertise since 1983. Call us today at 714-630-8766 to schedule a consultation with a residential plumbing expert.