When it comes to not only appliance effectiveness but also long-term care, the kinds of products you use within the appliance are often very important. One great example here is the dryer, which has a few different products that might be used during its standard operating cycle – and might impact not just the way your clothes dry or how they smell, but also the long-term lifespan of the dryer itself.
At All Pro Appliance, we’re happy to provide dryer repair among our numerous appliance repair services – and you might be shocked at how many of the dryer issues we see result from improper product use or related areas. One common question we get from clients down these lines: Should I use dryer balls or dryer sheets? Today’s blog will go over the basics and pros and cons of each, both in terms of general quality and areas that relate to the long-term lifespan and quality of your dryer itself.
The more popular of these two products is the dryer sheet, which is meant to help with both drying and a fantastic smell for the clothes in the dryer. They are thin, rectangular polyester sheets coated in various fabric softeners or fragrances, which are released by the heat and humidity of the dryer and attach to clothes. Some of their basic benefits include:
There are also some potential downsides of dryer sheets depending on your needs:
Dryer balls are a common alternative to dryer sheets, one that comes without chemicals. They’re usually made of plastic or wool, ranging in size and shape based on the manufacturer. They are meant to work in many of the same ways, however, separating items and preventing clumping or static. Some of their benefits include:
There are also a few potential downsides:
For those who care most about appliance lifespan, dryer balls tend to be the better choice here. To learn more about these or other dryer products, or for information on any of our appliance repair services, speak to the staff at All Pro Appliance today.