Like refrigeration, laundry has come a long way. Advances in technology have made the age-old art of washing and drying clothes an almost pleasurable experience.
Along with ironing, doing the laundry is undoubtedly one of the least pleasant tasks in the house. Overflowing laundry baskets are a feature of most homes, and trying to find the time in the middle of the week, so as not to spend all day on Sunday loading and unloading machines, is a challenge. Throw the kids into the mix, and it’s a full-time job!
If it’s been a while since you’ve replaced anything in the laundry, you’ll be surprised at how much it’s improved.
Yes, you guessed it. Like refrigeration, the latest laundry appliances connect to the home network. All you have to do is install the corresponding app. This is probably a question you ask yourself: why should a washer and dryer connect to the home network? Have you ever loaded a washing machine and run out the door forgetting to put it on? No problem. Just call the app and start it with a flick of your finger. Some machines even support voice control via Alexa and Google Assistant, so provided the machine is charged, you can start or pause an action with your voice.
Modern washers can also determine the type of laundry loaded and select the appropriate cycle. Auto-dosing is another new feature worth mentioning.
Now you can add the right amount of detergent and fabric softener without the guesswork – the machine does it all for you, determining exactly how much to apply to each load. It’s good for the pocket and the environment.
Another interesting feature of washers is the steam cycle. Depending on the brand – and not all brands have it – a steam cycle can help eliminate bacteria and insects that can cause allergies. Additionally, some systems are designed to use steam to break up stubborn dirt and stains and to reduce the amount of ironing required after washing.
On the drying side, connectivity means you can also start the dryer remotely. The app will also let you track energy usage so you can keep an eye on your electricity bills. Some smart dryers have built-in sensors that weigh the load, identify fabric types and moisture levels, then distribute the right amount of heat to complete drying. And if you’ve sworn to never use a dryer again after shrinking your favorite top, fear not. Sensors will measure humidity and temperature to prevent clothes from overheating.
If you’re looking for a washer and dryer, it’s worth considering a duo designed to work together. The connected pair works in unison, so the washer communicates with the dryer what type of load it is cleaning, and the dryer will adjust its settings accordingly. All you have to do is load the washer, then the dryer, and let the AI do the rest!
With larger capacities, improved and more varied programs, and excellent energy and water management, now might be the time to upgrade this laundry.
The heat is on
Conventional clothes dryers are expensive to run and can make your clothes feel like they’ve re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, so it’s no surprise that heat pump technology has become the dryer technology of choice for many. many Australian homes. Using a different technology, moisture from clothes is collected in a condenser. The water is then evacuated using a removable tank or directly to the waste bin if it is connected. Hot air is never heated to the point of damaging clothing. Heat pump dryers are by far the most economical dryers you can buy – the trade-off is that they take a little longer to dry clothes.
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