I want to start covering more furnishings that will fit in small spaces and tiny houses. This week I will cover a simple and compact laundry solution for a small space with no venting capabilities.
The cool thing about this machine is its size. It is only 33.5 inches hight by 23.5 inches wide and 21.65 inches deep. It includes auto select wash and rinse temperatures; water-saving rinse option; self-locking door; adjustable leveling legs; and a 1 year warranty. The Haier Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo HWD1000 is an elegant all-in-one solution for the vexing problems of limited space and lack of venting.
Sandy from Minneapolis, MN says: Aside from the funny name this a great little washing machine. And then it dries. Dry time is longer but that’s to be expected as it is not a heated dryer.
What are the major benefits of combos?
The number one benefit is the compact size: they are smaller than most washers or dryers. In fact, many people install these units under their kitchen counter, because they only take up about as much space as a normal size dishwasher! In addition, casters allow the unit to be rolled around with ease whenever needed.
Also, the efficiency of combo units not only saves you money by using much less energy and water to operate than standard washers and dryers, but many utility companies offer rebates for purchases of energy efficient appliances. Check with your local utility companies for eligibility.
Not only are these units extremely energy efficient, but they wash much better (and gentler) than standard washers. Combos use a front load washing design that utilizes a horizontal axis drum. This eliminates the agitator common to top load washers. In top load washers, the agitator is both very inefficient at cleaning and very rough on clothes. The horizontal axis drum on combos mimics washboard clothes washing, raising the clothes out of the water and soap and plunging them back in. Finally, the high rpm’s of the spin cycle of these units gets water and soap residue out of your clothes much better than normal washers do. This efficient and thorough cleaning process is especially helpful for people with sensitive skin or allergies to laundry soap.
This Haier Washer/Dryer Combo holds 11 pounds and is lists for around $748.
So if you are looking for a washer/dryer unit for your tiny house use this one as a starting point in your search.
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