Purchasing New Appliances: A Buyer’s Guide
Appliances are major life purchases. Odds are your new refrigerator will last as long or longer than your new car, so put some thought and investigation into your decision. Use this guide for helpful hints as to the options available, their pros and cons, and how to get the most out of your investment.
Where To Shop
When purchasing a new home, most people refer to the expertise of real estate agents; specialized professionals that have been and will be selling homes for years. Why accept less when shopping for appliances, one of the most significant purchases for your home? Don’t go to a store that really specializes in something else – say selling tools, CDs, or cameras. At those stores, you’re likely to be helped by someone who flipped burgers last week, worked in DVDs yesterday, and who can’t tell you anything about that refrigerator except what he can read on the price tag. If you really want help – go to the experts!
We have been in the appliance business for years. That’s what we love, that’s what we do, and that’s what we know. So if you want to get your money’s worth, come shop for your appliances at our store and expect nothing less than expert advice and service.
Do Your Research
Use this Buyer’s Guide to help navigate through all the options you may have never realized existed as you shop for your new appliance. Click on the major appliance you are looking for below to find information about the different varieties available, their pros and cons, and helpful hints.
Make sure to come with accurate measurements of the space you will be filling with your new appliance. Don’t forget to pay attention to each appliance’s energy consumption, as that can save or cost you hundreds of dollars a year. And keep in mind that almost every appliance requires necessary accessories that allow it to integrate with your home’s plumbing, ventilation, gas, and/or electrical systems.
And don’t forget, we are experts so feel free to call us with any questions or for further information.
Protect Your Investment
Most people consider the cost of buying a new appliance to be significant. When appliances falter, our lives and our budgets are upset. A broken refrigerator leaves you with at least $400 of spoiled groceries, a broken stove with no way to make your children dinner, and a broken laundry machine with no clean clothes and a flood in your house. Add on top of that the cost of buying a new appliance and the result is financial hardship for most people. However, this can all be avoided with two easy and inexpensive ways to protect your investment.
Have your appliances professionally installed
Appliances are complicated and expensive. They can be very heavy, require specialized tools, and can have complicated connections with your home’s plumbing system. Improper installation can result in broken appliances, invalidated warranties, damage to your home’s floors, surfaces, plumbing, cabinets, and ventilation, and injuries to yourself. If you want to get the most out of your investment in new appliances, have them installed by an expert. Installation is usually very inexpensive, and even small mistakes made while installing them yourself can cost you big bucks in the future. Save yourself! Let us, true experts, install your new appliance.
Take Advantage of Extended Warranties
Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. Some can even cover extra costs that result, such as cost of food that spoils when your fridge dies. It’s simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.
Appliances are large, heavy, and expensive and you probably don’t have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new appliances should they break tomorrow, don’t buy a warranty. But if you’re like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new appliance and save yourself big money in the long run.