Keep your Older Appliances?
Appliance knowledge 101.Your older appliances are built better than the newer cutting edge computer operated ones you buy now days. The average life span on a lot of the newer appliances which include your washer and dryers and refrigerators is seven years to ten years.
Sure they have a lot of neat options. I didn’t ever think i would be watching cardinal baseball while looking at my refrigerator door. But now you can. You can link your washer to your dryer with a USB cable so they can talk. You can scan the food you are running out of and have the list sent to your smart phone. That’s all pretty cool. What I want out of my refrigerator is either cold or frozen and not a cable tv hook up. I’ll trade that for the unit to last fifteen to twenty five years instead of five to seven. Now the refrigerators you have purchased in the last ten years use a lot less energy than the older ones twenty plus years old. That is a good thing.
If you got a older machine don’t just ditch it when it starts making a noise these are for the most part heavy duty solid machines that you cannot buy anymore. I’ve be told more than once about how someone bought a new refrigerator or washer and dryer and either gave away the old one or put it in the basement and then bought another new one and the old unit in the basement is what is keeping the food cold until I get there to fix the newest of the new ones.
Buying a Used Appliance
If you find an older appliance at a garage sale or on the internet be a little weary make sure they can make it run for you while you are there. If it is a refrigerator make sure it has been running for at least forty eight hours. Always transport it standing up! Sometimes people are just passing on their worn out or condemned units to make a few bucks. If you are looking at second hand shops that sell used appliances find out about their warranty and look them up on the internet for reviews before you buy. What happens if it breaks down during the warranty do you need to bring it back in or do they send a guy out to your house?