Home appliances are the tools that turn your house into a home. Think about the daily life of a random household. Appliances like ovens, freezers, air conditioners, solatubes, dishwashers, washing machines are essential for a convenient and comfortable life. Some home appliances offer much more than one may think. It is a fact that dishwashers are more energy efficient than washing your dishes by hand. Appliance market in the USA is huge and it is expected to grow due to rapid urbanization. The US household appliances market size was estimated at USD 52.65 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 55.34 billion in 2022.

Things you should consider:

If you are currently attempting to buy any appliance for your house, these tips will save money and trouble at the end of the day.

Customer reviews: Check for reviews online before buying an appliance. A review shows the product from the customer’s perspective. Reading online reviews will help you make an experiential decision. Also consider asking friends and families about appliances they have been using. Their reviews and feedback can save you the trouble of looking at online reviews.

Measurement: This is one of the most important things people forget to do when buying appliances. Always measure the space where you intend to put the appliance. If you are looking for a new cooktop, measure your kitchen countertop space. And obviously, do not forget to measure the door.

Set a budget: If you want to make a successful purchase, set a budget. There is a lot of options out there but you should set a firm budget and then search for the best features according to that. When you are fixing a budget, keep some room for flexibility. Setting a budget will help you avoid impulse buy and regret in the end.

Installation costs: If you have a tight budget, you should consider installation services cost before buying the appliance. The installation fee of home appliances varies according to the technologies and features. For instance, if you are installing a smart refrigerator with features like water dispenser and ice dispenser, the installation cost will be more than the installation cost of a refrigerator with regular features. AC installation is another example. The installation price of air conditioners differs according to type, feature and unit.

Avoid impulse buys: Appliances are usually expensive and they last for a long time. It is not wise to go for looks or features and buy an appliance out of the blue. If you want to make a well informed purchase you should read online reviews, visit a retailer, measure your space, consider all models and most importantly – know what you really need.

Instruction manual: Read the instruction manual that comes with the appliance before buying it. In this way, you will know how to operate the machine and use all features properly. Save the manual as long as you have the appliance because you might need it in the long run.

Reliable brands: Where cheaper appliances will just get the job done, high end appliances from well known brands will give you a better experience. You will be able to save yourself from the trouble of servicing and repairing every few months like you repair your recliner. Appliances from known brands may cost more money now; it will be worth it in the long run.

Match your personal need: The appliance that you are purchasing must meet your personal requirements. The color or design might attract you but impulse buying will make you suffer in the long run. Know what features you really need before buying anything.

Dominic Wong

Dominic Wong, holding a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, has 20 years of experience in the home appliance sector. He joined our website as a freelancer in 20119, sharing his deep understanding of appliance functionality, energy efficiency, and consumer trends. Previously, Dominic worked in appliance design and testing. His background also includes roles in product development and consumer research. An advocate for sustainable technology, he enjoys mountain biking and experimenting with smart home gadgets in his spare time.

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