Article by: Steve – True Appliance Repair Team Member
Choosing the wrong appliance can have major consequences. When looking for an appliance there are things to be taken seriously because if you choose the wrong appliance, you run the risk of throwing your money away. Choosing an appliance isn’t like choosing some new curtains or a new kitchen table or bar stools, appliances are used and needed because they have certain job to do. Other than your budget and look of your appliance, there are other very important things to consider when deciding on an appliance for your residence.
If your past the point of appliance repair, and are deciding to purchase a new appliance, then these 6 tips will definitely put you in a great position.
1. Do Your Research.
Being knowledgeable about the very thing your are going to throw money at is a very good idea. All it takes is a simple google search and you can get vast amounts of information about every type, brand and model of appliances. Information about features, pricing, and even customer reviews. Take a pen and paper and write down all the information you find and make a list the appliances you have found to be your top choices. Next we recommend you start to Compare each appliance on your list for quality, pricing and what features you are willing to pay more for, or what you are not willing to pay more for. Eventually you will find the one that best fits your home situation. Oh and don’t forget about those reviews. Reviews are your best indicators of performance.
2. Scrutinize the Features
Be smart about your appliance selection. Jot down a list of features that you are looking for and what you think you will need to have. This list will be your quick check guide so that you can better hone in your selection. This will also help you avoid paying more for an appliance that have features that you don’t need or want. Lastly, don’t get suckered into the latest features or high tech qualities of an appliance. Weight whether or not the added feature is useful to you, or just an extra expense.
3. Looks are not Everything
Be careful not to buy an appliance simply based on appearance. What may be beautiful on the outside, may be of poor quality on the inside. for this reason, research is very important before you decide on an appliance. Go for more known brands, always look at the durability and the materials it is built from, and make sure it has the features you desire to have.
4. Make Sure You Have The Space
It is always a great idea to measure the space where your appliance will be. Something that many people don’t think about is the door of the appliance. Always make sure that you account for the space needed for the door. Another measurement that we recommend is the pathway to the area in which you want to place your new appliance. Many people find that they can’t even fit it through the hallway or make that tight turn around the corner. Before you spend your money, check your space.
5. Save on Energy Costs
With modern machines and appliances, it has become standard to have energy efficiency capabilities. These efficiencies help save energy and money. Energy efficient appliances may be more common, but they are still more expensive initially. But the benefit is that you save over time on energy costs, which gives you a return on your money. Another added benefit is that these energy efficient appliances can improve airflow in your home and will always be a great choice for the environment.
6. Do Not Impulse Buy
Stores are there to make money. They use gimmicks and large fonts with bright colors to lure you in and get you to pull the trigger. They make their money and you may have just bought something you don’t even need. Before you head to your local appliance store, make sure you are educated so that you can make a smart decision. Also know your prices. Look at a variety of stores prices in your local area. Many times, the store you do decide to purchase from offer price matching, or even better will bet the prices of another store. Above all else, do your research, and shop with confidence.
We hope you have found this article helpful. And remember if you’re in need of appliance repair, maintenance, are installation, call True Appliance Repair today. Contact us Now!