Often times investing in a new washer and dryer can not only improve the probability that your home will sell but will also save you hundreds of dollars on annual energy cost. New recent models are designed to be more environmentally friendly, saving owners money on monthly water, gas and electricity bills. Eventually you'll realize that all the money you saved annually could cover the cost of both machines during their lifespan. According to recent studies, the water you save annually is enough to fill up 3 backyard swimming pools, the size of the pools are questionable but you get the idea. New machines are also designed to fill more in a load capacity, requiring less uses during the week. So I would suggest investing in new appliances before listing your home this spring, or lose more reducing the asking price every few weeks to improve traffic. Also consider recycling the old machines, not sure how that works but should be easy enough to find out.
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