HE stands for high efficiency and is a design that has been in use in Europe for many years now. We have had HE washers in the United States for over a decade now, but their popularity has increased exponentially in the last few years. An HE washer generally uses 20-60% less water than a traditional style washing machine. About 80% of the energy used in a washing machine goes to heating the water, giving these washing machines the potential to save you a lot of money.
In fact, energy use can be cut by up to 50% when compared to a traditional washing machine, offering incredible long-term savings, and environmental benefits. HE washers generally have a somewhat higher initial price, but this can be offset either through savings on utilities, or by choosing a model with fewer features.
High efficiency washers are inherently gentler on clothes, helping to prevent stretching and other wear, helping clothing last much longer. This is achieved by using a tumbling action instead of a traditional agitator. This motion is much easier on the clothing while also cleaning more effectively. HE washers also use a very high speed spin cycle which removes more water from the clothing before drying, further saving energy by reducing time spent in the dryer.
These are just a couple of the reasons that HE washers have become so popular in recent years. They offer long-term savings and are incredibly gentle on clothes, allowing you to enjoy your favorite shirt for longer than has ever been possible. Buddy’s stocks a wide range of HE washing machines, so give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.