Avoid These Rookie Mistakes When Buying Home Appliances

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Buying home appliances for a new home requires a unified thinking. However, some of the homeowners are so excited to stuff their new home with appliances and forget important things about how to buy appliances.

So, it’s either they would return the appliances to the shop or endure the discomfort they will bring. To prevent this scenario from happening, here are some of the buying mistakes you should avoid.

1. Forget to measure the doors and hallways

One of the common mistakes when buying home appliances is forgetting to measure your doors, hallways, and staircases. You need to measure these parts of the house so that you would know if the home appliances you are buying could get into your home.

In case, the appliances are bigger than the door, then they would end up in the delivery lorry back to the appliance shop. The worst scenario is wasting much money because you could not return the appliances anymore.

2. Miscalculate the proportion of home appliances over space

A proportion could balance everything and would lead to harmony. This could make your home beautiful and comfortable. Likewise, the home appliances must be in the right size and in proportion to the room. This means that if your kitchen is small, you should not buy a big or bulky fridge that would eat up all the space of your kitchen. Instead, buy a small or medium sized fridge that could perfectly fit in your small kitchen space. In the same way, you should not buy a small appliance and place it in a spacious room.

3. Prefer aesthetic over function

You are probably in awed with a washing machine that is covered with rainbow colours. But, after using it for three days, it did not work anymore. Likewise, you bought a wall fan with your favorite colour, after quite a time the string button was easily damaged and did not turn on the fan. A solution for this is to seek the help of a reliable home appliance repair service.

Sometimes a buyer tends to be like an impulse buyer and prefer more the aesthetic of the appliance rather than its use. Do not be fooled by its outside appearance. Instead, you must know how long will it last and how durable it is.

4. Does not do a research

Experts advise that it is better that before you buy home appliances you should know what you want. You may search online on the appliance you want and read its features and other detailed information. You must also know which brand you like and know the reviews about it.

You could also do a research offline by asking some of your friends, which brand of this appliance work best. Also, visit an appliance shop and check out the appliance you like. Ask a friendly salesperson to know more about the appliance and which brand is good and durable too.  

5. Does not ask the contact info on the repair service

An appliance may break down sometimes. Be sure that you know and keep the contact information, including the address and telephone of the appliance repair service.

Also, keep in mind that repair service may vary with the brand and location. Do not buy an appliance that could not be serviced at your location and the type of brand you choose. Do not forget to ask for the warranty too.

6. Forget to try out or check the home appliances

The home appliance must be checked and tried out first before you buy it. Try opening and closing the door of the unit. Sometimes, the doors are damaged with loose hinges or lack in fittings. Also, check first if the unit will turn on or will heat in the case of electric ovens and microwaves, among others.

7. Does not ask the amount of electricity the appliance could consume

Check out the amount of electricity the appliance could consume. This is based on the size, type, and brand of the appliance. With this, you could estimate the cost of your electric bill in a month. It is advisable to prefer appliances that are energy efficient to avoid the higher electric bill.

Choosing appliances for your home would not be difficult for you if you avoid the above-mentioned mistakes. Besides, opting for the right appliances for your home could improve the quality of your life and cost-effective too

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