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Tips To Buy Washing Machine

3 March, 2009, Electronics,Shopping - No Comment

washing-machine1The article below discusses the things to consider when buying a washing machine. Washing machines are an economical option to invest upon. There are certain things to be kept in mind before buying, for the first time especially.

What are they?

- Space: There should be enough space in your bathroom to store the washing machine. Some people just try to store up things and thus making the whole place very messy. Never do that. Keep the machine somewhere where it would not be an obstruction to others. Better to purchase a thinner machine as compared to a broad one for due to space crunch.

- Capacity: This is very important to take note of. The capacity of the washing machine you would want to buy depends upon the amount of washing that goes on a daily basis at home. Are there any kids? Are there many family members? Are clothes washed daily or on alternate days? If you answer ‘yes’ to most of them, it means that you need a higher capacity washing machine. Tell all these requirements to the seller at the shop. They would know better to suit your needs.

- Energy And Water: You could say that one of the pitfalls of washing machines is the amount of water and electricity it consumes regularly. Your home should have a 24 hour access to water and light. Note that washing machines tend to consume more water than the average needed when washing with hands. And obviously, be ready an increased electricity bill unless you buy those washing machines which come with a guarantee of less consumption of electricity.

- Maintenance: Take a very proper care of the machine if you do not want it to wear and tear within few years. And a machine in good condition gives a good resale value too.  For better maintenance, refrain from using hard water in washing; use soft water.

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