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Energy Efficient Washers and Dryers for Eco-Friendly Buyers

by Angela Maple

If you think saving the planet is an enormous task, take baby steps using high-efficiency laundry appliances. Putting a high-efficiency washer and dryer in your home has its privileges, both financially and environmentally. Although it may cost a bit more upfront for these top or front load models, these machines’ thoughtful and precise washing process pays off in the long run with cost savings each month.

So, take a look at what to expect before purchasing HE laundry appliances and some of our experts’ top picks to consider while shopping.

At a Glance:

Best Overall: GE® Laundry Pair-Diamond Gray (GELAUGTD84ECPNDG)

Best Value: GE® Unitized Spacemaker® 3.9 Cu. Ft. Washer, 5.9 Cu. Ft. Dryer White Stack Laundry (GUD27EESNWW)

Best Luxury: LG Studio WashTower™ 5.0 Cu. Ft. Washer, 7.4 Cu. Ft. Dryer Noble Steel Stack Laundry (WSGX201HNA)

Best Energy Efficient Front Load Washer and Dryer: LG White Front Load Laundry Pair (LGLAUDLEX4200W)

Best Energy Efficient Stackable Washer and Dryer: LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Washer, 7.4 Cu. Ft. Dryer White Stack Laundry (WKE100HWA)

Top Energy Efficient Laundry Appliance Brands

Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer FAQ

Why You Need an Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer

High efficiency or HE washers have recently become more popular in the US for more than the last two decades as shoppers have become more drawn to doing their part in water and energy conservation. Unlike standard washers, HE laundry appliances follow a guideline that requires the washers to use less water, energy, and detergent. Below, our experts have compiled a list of some of the best HE laundry appliances we have to offer.

Best Energy Efficient Washers & Dryers: Our Top Picks

Best Overall: GE® Laundry Pair-Diamond Gray (GELAUGTD84ECPNDG)

black top load washer and front load dryer

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Save the planet one laundry day at a time washing your clothes in this GE laundry pair in a beautiful diamond gray finish. The top load washer features a QuietWash that uses Dynamic Balancing technology to reduce vibrations for those late-night washes. Combining such a brilliant washer with this front load dryer, you’ll love the damp alert and sensor dry features that are ideal for drying while using cycle options like quick dry and sanitize.

Why We Like It:

  • 4.6 cu. ft. capacity washer
  • 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryer
  • QuietWash

Best Value: GE® Unitized Spacemaker® 3.9 Cu. Ft. Washer, 5.9 Cu. Ft. Dryer White Stack Laundry (GUD27EESNWW)

white stackable top load washer and front load dryer

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Wash for less with this small energy efficient washer and dryer from GE that values the best in cleaning performance and environmental conservation. This energy star qualified 3.9-cu.-ft.-capacity washer has 11 cycles, deep rinse, and PreciseFill technology that guarantees the right amount of water is used for each wash load. The 5.9-cu.-ft.-capacity dryer features multiple drying options, de-wrinkle, and quick fluff cycles for the type of dry your clothes, bedding, and towels need. Plus, with this stacked model’s WiFi compatibility, you can monitor performance and check your cycle status of both the washer and dryer all from your smartphone.

Why We Like It:

  • 3.9 cu. ft. capacity washer
  • 5.9 cu. ft.  capacity dryer
  • WiFi capable

Best Luxury: LG Studio WashTower™ 5.0 Cu. Ft. Washer, 7.4 Cu. Ft. Dryer Noble Steel Stack Laundry (WSGX201HNA)

stainless steel stackable washer and dryer

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Splurge a little more to be eco-friendly taking care of your laundry in this Silver Impact award-winning stackable laundry pair from LG Studio. This model has a single unit WashTower design with built-in intelligence that takes out the guesswork for the optimal wash, dry, temperature, and more. You’ll enjoy exclusive LG Studio washing and drying technology like TurboWash 360 and TurboSteam from this LG Studio WashTower that also uses LG ThinQ technology that personalizes your clean and uses smart pairing.

Why We Like It:

  • 5.0 cu. ft. capacity washer
  • 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryer
  • ThinQ technology

Best Energy Efficient Front Load Washer and Dryer: LG White Front Load Laundry Pair (LGLAUDLEX4200W)

white front load laundry pairs with black accents

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Wash less and save more with our best energy-efficient front load washer and dryer pick from LG. With a 5.0-cu.-ft. washer capacity, wash bigger loads with TurboWash 360◦ washing technology, ThinQ programming, and smart pairing to communicate with the 7.4 -cu.-ft. dryer capacity. The dryer utilizes TurboSteam technology for the most optimal dry combined with AI fabric senor and smart pairing for the ultimate clean.  

Why We Like It:

  • 5.0 cu. ft. capacity washer
  • 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryer
  • ThinQ technology

Best Energy Efficient Stackable Washer and Dryer: LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Washer, 7.4 Cu. Ft. Dryer White Stack Laundry (WKE100HWA)

white stackable front load washer and dryer

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Experience supreme cleaning performance while preserving the world for the next generation by washing your loads in this LG stackable washer and dryer. Using a built-in intelligence system, this WasherTower large capacity washer and dryer pair takes the all-day aspect out of laundry day by using sensors to detect fabrics and load size for the most ideal wash and dry cycles. Best of all, your loved ones with allergies and asthma will be thankful to have 95 percent of common household allergens removed from their wardrobes with the Allergiene wash cycle.

Why We Like It:

  • 4.5 cu. ft. capacity washer
  • 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryer
  • Built-In Intelligence

Top Energy Efficient Laundry Appliance Brands

GE

GE is a brand that takes pride in building and designing the world’s best appliances for the lives of their consumers over the last 100 years. Buyers will experience smarter wash technology from their laundry appliances with numerous cleaning cycles, water-fill sensors, and more to make doing laundry that much easier and less time-consuming.

 LG

LG is an award-winning brand that revolutionizes how laundry is done with beautifully designed appliances. Chock-full of state-of-the-art innovations meant to enhance your laundry experience inside and out — it’s no wonder LG ranked second for the most reliable appliances in a recent Consumer Reports.

Energy Efficient Washer & Dryer FAQ

Q: What makes a washer high efficiency?

A: Compared to their traditional counterparts, High Efficiency (HE) washers are required to meet certain water, energy, and detergent usage criteria before being marked as HE. Typically, models come in a front-load design with larger capacities since they lack an agitator, using a gentle rotating tumbling action instead. This cuts back on the number of loads washed, resulting in 20–66 percent less water usage, 20–50 percent less energy wasted, and more detergent saved. Besides that, our experts have listed a few other key differences of HE washers:

  • Requires HE specified detergent
  • Spin speed is higher for shorter drying process
  • Models have sensors that adjust to each load
  • Must run self-cleaning cycle often

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

 A: HE washers typically use at least 14 gallons of water per load, differing from the standard washer that uses as much as 20 gallons every load. Users that buy an energy-efficient washing machine are conserving about 6 gallons of water, doing their part for a better planet tomorrow

Why Trust Us?    

Ever since Spencer’s TV and Appliance opened in 1973, we have spent the last 48 years servicing the Arizona community with the largest inventory at the lowest possible prices for its customers. We make it our mission to exceed customer satisfaction and give each customer a unique experience with our employees that leaves them feeling like they are family. If you can’t take our word for it, read our About Us page to hear from some of our buyers!    

Shop Energy Efficient Washers and Dryers at Spencer’s TV & Appliance      

Discover the best in energy-efficient laundry appliances that don’t sacrifice cleaning performance while operating with less water and energy. Spencer’s TV & Appliance offers the best price as you explore some of our Energy Star qualified washers and dryers online. Or, if you have any questions about our washers and dryers or energy-efficient brands, visit us in person at one of our 10 appliance showrooms throughout Arizona, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Glendale.