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Save in Style: 5 Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer Sets [+ Tips]

by Albert Lee Appliance

Save money, help the environment, and give your clothes the best fabric care? It’s not an impossibility when you have an energy-efficient washer and dryer set on your side. These high-performance appliances are quickly becoming the new standard and offer users a whole new side of laundry care with loads of incentives.

The industry is hot with energy-efficient laundry pairs, so to make your decision a little easier, we’ve evaluated five dynamic duos that make taking care of your favorite garments resourceful and simple. Plus, get informed with insider tips from our appliance experts.

At a Glance:

Our Best Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer Picks

Our Selection Process

FAQs

Why Trust Us?

High-efficiency washers and dryers have gone from a fad to a fundamental of the modern home. For the most part, energy-efficient dryers have remained the same, with the exception of developments like moisture sensors that “feel” when clothes are dry. Energy-efficient washers underwent the biggest transformation, adopting the now-iconic front-load design, which is a key part of how these washing machines save energy and water.

Instead of a deep bin, washtubs on energy-efficient washing machines sit on their sides and rotate clothes through a shallow puddle of water. This drastically reduces the amount of liquid needed to clean a load, which also cuts down on the energy needed to heat the water. As an added perk, the gentle tumbling is easier on clothes, which can help prolong the life of your favorite tees, jeans, and everything in between.

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Benefits of Energy Efficient Washers & Dryers

The facts speak for themselves:

Dryers that meet the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) save at least 20 percent of the energy versus non-efficient dryers.

Washers use around 25 percent less energy and 33 percent less water.

The biggest concern for buyers is the upfront cost of these models. Compared to traditional laundry appliances, they are priced higher, but the amount saved on operation throughout the lifetime of each appliance can make up for the difference. In many cases, the difference even pays for itself.

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Our Best Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer Picks

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some simply switch to smart laundry solutions, like these five recommended energy-efficient washer and dryer pairs.

Best Overall: Beko 2.0 Cu. Ft. White Front Load Washer (BWM7200X) + Beko 3.7 Cu. Ft. White Front Load Electric Dryer (BDV7200X)

Side-by-side front view of Beko BWM7200X front load washer and Beko BDV7200X dryer

When it comes to finding one of the best energy-efficient washer and dryer sets on the market, European engineering is one of the best places to start. Designed for modest lifestyles with a compact 24-inch profile that fits into a two-foot area, this Energy Star certified Beko washer dyer set won’t hog floorspace and is packed with features that power through piles of laundry. Treat your clothes to the care they deserve with 16 cleaning modes on the Beko front load washer and 15 drying options from the Beko electric dryer.

Features:

  • 16 wash cycles
  • 15 dry cycles
  • 1,200 RPM washtub
  • Allergen cycle with steam
  • Stackable design
  • Energy Star certified

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Best Luxury: Bosch 500 Series 2.2 Cu. Ft. White Compact Front Load Washer (WAW285H1UC) + Bosch 500 Series 4.0 Cu. Ft. White Front Load Electric Dryer (WTW87NH1UC)

Side-by-side front view of Bosch WAW285H1UC front load washer and Bosch WTW87NH1UC dryer

Practice water and energy conservation the simple way with this best-selling Bosch 500 Series front load washer that’s been awarded a perfect review by buyers. Features include ActiveWater technology for ultimate water preservation, plus SpeedPerfect for loads that finish 40 percent faster. The complementary Bosch 500 Series electric dryer features heat pump technology, which uses a special refrigerant to heat dryer air instead of electricity. Once the recycled air re-enters the dryer, a moisture sensor accurately monitors humidity to protect your clothes from heat damage and splurging on electricity.

All in all, this Bosch front load washer and dryer duo is a solid addition to green laundry rooms.

Features:

  • ActiveWater technology
  • EcoPerfect mode
  • Sensor wash 
  • Moisture sensors
  • Energy Star certified 
  • Heat pump dryer
  • Energy Star Most Efficient award

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Best Stacked: LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Washer, 7.4 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer Graphite Steel Front Load Stack Laundry (WKE100HVA)

Front view of LG WKE100HVA WashTower in graphite steel finish

You’ll fall for the ultra-modern design of this LG stacked washer dryer at first sight, and with a 97-percent buyer recommendation, you can count on that love for your laundry to continue load after load. Intelligent design makes this unit easy to use, from the convenient central control panel to Wi-Fi programming with the LG ThinQ app. You still get Energy Star-rated performance, but with features like AI fabric sensors, sensor drying, and a high-speed 30-minute TurboWash 360 cycle, this eco-friendly laundry pair feels like an indulgence.

Features:

  • TurboWash 360
  • AI fabric sensors
  • Allergiene cycle
  • Sensor dry technology
  • ThinQ Wi-Fi compatibility 
  • Energy Star certified 

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Best Steam: LG White Front Load Laundry Pair (LGLAUDLEX4200W)

Side-by-side front view of LG WM4200HWA front load washer and LG DLEX4200W dryer

Your idea of a vacation shouldn’t be the pile of laundry that’s beginning to look like the Alps. This LG front load washer and dryer set makes taking it easy a little simpler with large capacities on both units. That means you do less laundry overall. Best of all, powerful features like TurboWash 360° with five spray jets, fabric sensors, and steam-drying tackle clothes stains efficiently the first time, so your laundry routine is easier from toss to fold. 

Features:

  • TurboWash 360° technology
  • AI fabric sensors
  • TurboSteam dryer technology
  • ThinQ Wi-Fi compatibility 
  • 10-year limited washer warranty
  • Energy Star certified 

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Best Sanitizing: Samsung 5.0 Cu. Ft. Brushed Black Front Load Washer (WF50A8600AV) + Samsung 7.5 Cu. Ft. Brushed Black Electric Dryer (DVE45A6400V)

Side-by-side front view Samsung WF50A8600AV front load washer and Samsung DVE45A6400V dryer

This most energy-efficient washer and dryer from Samsung proves energy efficiency and deluxe style can exist side-by-side. Crafted in a brushed black finish, this matching Samsung front load washer and Samsung electric dryer are the little black dress of the laundry room with performance you can count on. Zip through your biggest loads inside large-capacity washer and dryer tubs powered by Energy Star certified efficiency and the convenience of SmartThings Wi-Fi programming. Set-in stains and messes dissolve easily using features like steam in both the washer and dryer, plus a sanitize drying mode for clothes that are as clean as they smell.

Features:

  • Steam washer function
  • Steam Sanitize+ dryer function
  • CleanGuard antimicrobial technology
  • Vibration Reduction Technology+
  • AI smart dial
  • MultiContol (when stacked)
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • Energy Star certified

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Our Selection Process

When it comes to saving energy and cutting down on carbon emissions, all energy-efficient appliances are winners. With that said, we value the experience as much as you do, which is why each of our selections was made with these three factors in mind.

Cleaning Performance

The reality is poorly designed energy-efficient washers and dryers require additional cleaning cycles and longer dry times, and those cancel the idea of high-performance appliances altogether. To account for energy savings, our experts focused on innovative washer and dryer features from steam to higher rotations per minute, and even fabric sensors, which help ensure every load of laundry is effectively cleaned.

Compatibility

The best laundry room setup is one with a washer and dryer designed to work together. Most of the selections on this list have been strategically paired by the manufacturer, but for others, our experts evaluated features, capacity, and styles for the best user experience and performance.

Energy Rating

Energy Star certification has become a buzzworthy title among the appliance industry. It’s a positive notion, but it also means there’s a saturation of products available. Each washer and dryer on this list meets the minimum requirements and savings, while others, like our luxury duo, deliver exceptional performance for buyers who want only the best of the best.

FAQs

New technology comes with many, many questions. Here are a couple of inquiries buyers like you are asking experts like us.

How much water does an energy-efficient washing machine use?

Energy-efficient washers register as little as 13 gallons of water per load and a max of around 30 gallons. By comparison, traditional washers dispense anywhere from 29–45 gallons of water each cycle.

Is it more efficient to use cold or hot water to wash?

When high-efficiency washers first debuted, manufacturers recommended using warm water to break detergent down better. Improvements from both detergent and washer brands have made it possible to get the same results with just cold water.

Using cold water when washing clothes helps cut down on the energy needed to bring water to high temperatures. LG with Cold Wash technology promises clothes that are as clean as warm-water washes, while still saving 60–82 percent on energy savings. 

Why Trust Us?

Since 1939, Albert Lee Appliance, a three-generation, family-owned business, continues to grow and serve the greater Seattle area with quality you can count on and service you can trust. We are proud to have served this community for so long and wouldn’t be here without our loyal customers. There is a reason why we are Washington’s largest independent appliance dealer, and it’s not a secret. Simply put: We have the experience. We are the original appliance experts for over eight decades (and counting).

Shop Energy Efficient Laundry Appliances at Albert Lee

At Albert Lee Appliance, we provide quality name-brand appliances for great prices. Shop energy-efficient washers and dryers online or visit us today at one of our locations in Puget Sound, WA. In the meantime, browse our website to shop Albert Lee appliance sales and check out Albert Lee appliance reviews online to ensure every purchase is an informed one. More available than ever, our experts at Albert Lee Appliance are always happy to help you discover energy-efficient washer and dryer sets, whether you call us or use our online chat feature. Contact us today!

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