Home appliances are an essential part of any household. However, they’re not a light investment. From kitchen cookware to hairdryers, computer rooms, washing machines, and much more, the average two person residence has almost 14 appliances.
Most of these appliances come attached to a high price tag, so, once you have them, you’ll want to make sure they last. To help you in your endeavours, we’ve collated all of our best tips and tricks to ensure your home appliances last a lifetime.
Invest In Reputable Brands
If you buy the cheapest appliance you can find, it’s likely that the quality will match the low-price tag. It’s better to invest more in the short-term as you will benefit from better results in the long term. Some brands will even offer a 5- or 10-year guarantee with their products.
Opt For Home Insurance
When things start to break down and go wrong, it tends to happen within the space of a few weeks. To avoid overstressing about the bills, we recommend that you opt for home insurance. First American is a reputable provider that can help cover your future expenses.
Do Some Maintenance Work
We don’t recommend you start replacing pipes if you have no previous plumping experience. However, you could have a go at something simpler, such as changing a shower head or installing a set of shelves.
Defrost the Freezer
Although some freezers are frost-free, many older models are not, which means you need to defrost it on a regular basis. For optimal results, we recommend you do so once a year. Refrain from using a knife, as this can ruin the interior of your appliance. Instead, use wooden spoons to scrape off any chunks of ice.
Replace Dirty Filters
Filters are found in a wide range of appliances; however, most homeowners never think to replace them. Dirty and clogged filters can reduce the performance of your appliances and even cause them to break down entirely. Things that have filters include air conditioning units, oven range hoods, dishwashers, and refrigerators.
Rinse Your Plates Before Loading
When you don’t rinse your plates before loading the dishwasher, you can risk bits of food clogging up your machine. Small pieces here and there won’t be an issue, just ensure any thick sauces and large chunks of food are removed.
Avoid Stuffing the Washing Machine
When you overload the washing machine, you’ll add extra pressure to the motor and tub bearings, which could affect the performance of your appliance. Check the instructions to find out how much your laundry machine can handle.
At the end of the day, the best way to ensure your appliances last as long as possible is by investing in high quality pieces and looking after them carefully. This doesn’t mean you need to buy the most expensive item in the shop, you simply need to do your research before making a purchase. Look for appliances with durable materials, dependable warranties, and easy maintenance.
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