If you’re in the market for some new appliances, congratulations! Going to purchase some nifty new appliances can be exciting and exhilarating. But before you shell out the money and sign on the dotted line, consider these important things before making this kind of major investment.
How Much Can You Afford?
Before you go shopping and get blindsided by the new latest and greatest, make sure you know what your budget will support. It’s always important to know how much you can afford. When it comes to appliances, costs can vary greatly across very similar makes and models. The initial cost of the appliance isn’t the only thing to consider. Energy efficient models can be less costly to operate.
Measure, Measure, Measure
Today, appliances come in all variations of widths, depths, and configurations. Even if you’re buying a simple microwave, there are very different sizes and styles. You want to make sure that your appliance will fit in the space you have. This means you also need to plan for doors that open, both for the appliance and getting the appliance into your home. Doorways, hallways, and stairways need to be considered when you are buying an appliance. Buying the wrong size can be a huge and costly inconvenience.
Do Your Research
You will want to know what you want before you get to the store or warehouse. Otherwise, you may be totally overwhelmed with the amount of information you will have to consider. Know your must-have needs and then build from there. You will also want to diligently look through reviews for products. Consider your budget and lifestyle to help make the most appropriate decision. The more prepared you are before you walk in the door, the better.
Know Your Hookups
If you are buying a refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, you will need a plumbing hook up. If you are buying a gas range, you will need an available gas hook up. It is better to get these put in if necessary before you come home with your new appliance.
Before You Go With the Latest Trends
Some appliances today are all about wi-fi capabilities and new exotic colors. And these trends will cost you big. Decide if the added cost is really worth the latest trend that you may never use. Trends come and go. You may just be stuck with it once it goes and it’s no longer new and exciting.
Buy Your Appliances at the Right Time
There is definitely a season for buying appliances. In general, appliances are priced lowest during the months of September and October before manufacturers roll out new models. Refrigerators are typically cheapest in May.
If all this talk about buying new appliances has made you decided to just keep your old ones, call the San Diego appliance repair experts at San Diego Appliances Repair Company. We are the ones to call when you need professional appliance repairs and maintenance. We can have your old appliances running like new.