I want to buy a good washing machine. Which one should I buy?
There are lots of things to consider when buying a new washing machine. If you haven't got enough space for a separate washing machine and tumble dryer consider a washer dryer combo.Top-Load vs. Front-LoadTop-loaders are often less expensive, but front-loaders are more efficient.CapacityThe size of the drum typically varies between 5kg and 12kg where drums with a 12kg capacity are best for large households, 8kg drums for medium families and 6 or less for smaller households.Spin SpeedThe faster the spin speed, the more water should be removed from the clothes, the noisier the machine.Wash ProgrammesWashing machines are packed full of tech that looks after your clothes.Lifespan and WarrantyMore expensive machines can last ten years or more, cheaper machines just 4-5 yearsBudget Balance the features you need with your budget.Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in this washing machine buying guide. Once you know what you're looking for, do some research and read reviews before buying.
What all factors have to be considered while buying a washing machine?
When buying a washing machine on EMI, these are the factors that have to be considered:Space ConstraintsGo for a compact machine if you lack storage space at home. You can place it in your balcony, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen or anywhere else where there is provision for water (inlet and outlet) and power.BudgetBudget plays a key role in deciding the type of machine that can be bought. Semi-automatic machines are better for lower budgets than fully-automatic ones. Likewise, top load washing machines are more economic than front load machines. If you wish to buy an expensive model, you can consider buying it on EMI. The no cost EMI option is available for all popular washing machine models in selected retail and online stores.Number of Family MembersDepending on the number of members in your family, you should opt for a suitable washing machine of the required capacity of 6kg, 7kg, 8kg, or more.Type of MachineDifferent washing machines have different advantages- while top load machines are more energy-efficient and offer better value for money, front load ones have better cleaning and are more suitable for hectic schedules.Washing Modes and FeaturesWashing machines have different washing modes and features as per one’s needs for better and more effective cleaning.
What factors may be considered when purchasing an appliance?
It depends on product to product and category to category, e.g. if you are planning to purchase geyser, then you should take care of below mentioned points.Usage: Kitchen( Instant Geyser 1 & 3L)/ Bathrooms(Storage Geysers 6L & Above)Hard Water: Go for Glass lined coating on tank and element both.Space between water inlet pipes and ceiling: For less space go for horizontal one, if there is ample space take vertical mounted.Family Size: 2–3 people go for 10L/15L, 4–5 people go for 25L. These are standard sizes, however you can buy higher ones(35/50/100/200L) based on your requirements.Service/Repairs: Most of the geysers come with 5 years warranty, but before buying please ensure what are all covered in warranty.Safety Features: Geysers are just like mini boilers having huge amount of pressure inside tank, thus ensure it should be equipped with Multifunction Valve, Dry Heat protection etc.
How do I choose a washing machine?
There are two types of w/m’s,automatic and semi-automatic. semi automatics are cheaper 6k to 9k. In semi m/c’s you have to wash and rinse in one tub and then you have to transfer the laundry in dryer. Automatic m/c’s ranges from 10k to 25k but a 15–16k costting m/c can do well. Once you load the m/c and pro gramme it, it will stop after drying cloths automatically. Secondary capacity of the m/c you have to choose. for a average 4 to 6 member family 5 t0 6 kg m/c is fine.
What are some tips for buying and using washing machines?
The washing machine is one of the longest lasting appliances in your home. Here are the most important factors to consider before you buy a new washing machine:Style (Front vs Top Loading Washing Machine)The traditional top loaders are more comfortable to load and cheaper to buy but front loaders are more energy efficient, use less water and offer better cleaning performance.Freestanding vs IntegratedBuilt-in and free standing are two completely different styles and this really depends on your needs and requirements.Washing Machine CapacityWashing machine capacity is in kilograms and refers to the weight of the dry load that it can hold. Some washing machines have larger drums than others and most models range in size from 5 kg to 12 kg. The idea is to buy a drum size you won’t struggle to fill. Drum capacity is a very important consideration for washing machines - the bigger the drum, the more you can wash. But bigger is not always better - the bigger the capacity, the more the washing machine will cost to buy and run.This article explains what drum capacity means and whether a large or a small is the right choice for you - Washing Machine Capacity Explained - Repair Aid London LtdYour choice of drum size depends on how many people live in your home. For single-person or couple households, look for a compact washer 5 to 6 kg. For a larger family of 4 people you may need an 8 – 9 kg drum. Drums with a 10-12kg capacity are best for very large households.Spin SpeedMost washing machines have big spin speeds, which range between 1000 to 1800 revolutions per minute (rpm). The higher spin speeds extract more water from the clothes, so drying times are reduced. Please note that higher spin speeds also tend to produce more creases too.Energy RatingWhen looking for energy efficient washing machine you need to look out for the energy ratings label. The labels are ranging from A+++ for the most energy efficient to D for the least efficient washing machines.Programmes & FeaturesAdditional features and programmes are available in most modern washing machines. The more features, the higher the price. Here are some useful washing machine programs explained too - Washing Machine Programs Explained - Repair Aid London LtdPriceDecide on a certain price range before going out to the store. The overriding factor in most consumers' decision to buy is the final price. Please note some things may be cheap now, but actually cost you more in the long run.Hope this helps :-)
Our water heater exploded and flooded the basement!! so we are ready to go tankless, will it saveus money?
The tankless heater is fairly expensive. But because they supply hot water on demand you have to have sufficient gas supply to the unit. My home has a 1 inch line running through to provide gas for a furnace, water heater, stove, dryer AND a gas furnace in the garage. If I were to go tankless they would have to rip out all that plumbing and install a larger pipe. If memory serves me, they said inch and one half. But I found a solution to ripping everything out - and that's to run a separate line from the meter all the way around to the area where it would be installed. Still, that would involve digging a trench around the house. Even THAT is a lot of work. In the long run - the VERY long run you'll save money but the up front costs are going to be rather big. They were telling me somewhere around $9,000 installed. It would be cheaper to install a solar water heater and tank. THAT would reduce my dependency on natural gas. But now you're left with an ugly collector on the roof for all your neighbors to see. If saving money is the main concern then stay with a tanked water heater like the one you just blew up. Oh, and using the term "exploded" - if you've never seen a boiler explosion then you can't begin to imagine the damage it would do to the home, not to mention the 500 horse power rocket motor you shoot through the roof. I'd have to guess you mean your water heater "Ruptured". The part where you ask "Where does the water go?", on a tankless heater you have a cold water feed and a hot water out. Nothing more than that. There MIGHT be a safety pressure valve just like the one on your old water heater but I don't know for sure. I'd imagine there's got to be SOME sort of safety features with a tankless heater. Hope this helps. 'av'a g'day mate. '')