When it comes to shopping for washing machines in Perth, there is certainly no shortage of models and makes to choose from. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll want to speak to a sales assistant for advice in helping you decide which washing machine is best for your needs. However, given their job is to sell, how do you know if you can truly trust their advice? Is their suggested model a good buy, or just one they will make a higher commission on? If you’re looking to save money when buying your new washing machine, it certainly pays to do a little research and know what to look for before you head to your local appliance store.
One foolproof way to save money when shopping for washing machines in Perth is to opt for a front loading machine. According to ABS, washing machines are major consumers of water in Perth homes. However, locals are savvy when it comes to reducing their water consumption. The 2006 figures show that 29% of households have front load washing machines, compares to only 16% in 2006.
I’ve been the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre for a number of years now. As such, it’s fair to say that I know a thing or two about washing machines. I’ve helped many customers purchase a new washing machine, and offer money saving tips whenever I can. As such, I thought this would be a good opportunity to share my tips on how you can save on purchases as well.
Continue reading this article to find the best ways to save money when purchasing washing machines in Perth. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll be able to take a more informed and wiser decision.
1. Get a front loader washing machine
Whenever a customer asks me how they can save money buying a washing machine, I tell them to opt for a front loader machine. As opposed to traditional top loader machines, front loading washing machines are far more efficient. They consume 30-85% less energy, 40-75% less water and lesser detergent as compared to top loading machines.
Front loaders feature shorter cycle lengths and better spin dry cycles as compared to top loader machines. This means that clothes can be washed and dried much quicker. Given that clothes can be packed tighter into front loaders, you can do with fewer loads and save more. Also, your clothes are tumble-washed and will therefore last longer.
Moreover, front loaders themselves last longer, require less maintenance and are much more reliable. Overall, they offer better value for money in the long run and are much more environmentally-friendly. If you’re looking at washing machines in Perth, I recommend you choose a front loader.
Here, at Ross’s Home Discount Centre, we offer a range of both front and top loader washing machines. While our front loaders are slightly more expensive than our top loaders, they are much more efficient. Nevertheless, our top loader machines are great in their own respect. Unless you’re really strapped up for cash, I highly recommend you to consider front loaders.
2. Choose a machine that has a high rating
I hope I’ve convinced you on purchasing a front loader instead of a top loader. But with the large number of washing machines available in Perth, choosing the right machine can be tricky. With hundreds of models offered by different manufactures and with new models being released every year, how do you choose? Don’t worry – I’ll help you out.
When you’re looking for washing machines in Perth, you must keep in mind that every washing machine features ratings. The ratings that you need to consider are the energy efficiency and water efficiency. You’ll find this information on labels or specification sheets of the model you are planning to purchase.
As a rule of thumb, the higher these ratings, the more efficient the machine and the more your savings. Washing machine with energy ratings greater than 3.5 and water ratings greater than 4 are highly efficient. These models will offer you the best efficiency and the maximum savings.
At Ross’s, several of our washing machines are highly energy efficient. We feature a few models that are well over the 3.5-star energy rating and 4-star water rating. If you’re really looking to get the most efficient washing machine, choose these models.
3. Choose a machine that features load sensing technology
When you’re looking for washing machines in Perth, you’ll find some models advertising load sensing technology. This technology allows the unit to determine the amount of load and adjust water accordingly. By choosing a unit with load sensing technology, you can dramatically reduce water wastage.
4. Look for a machine with average drum capacity
I’ve often had customers ask for washing machines with immensely large drums. Some sales staff will tell you that the bigger the drum size of a washing machine, the better it is. However, this is a myth. You can achieve maximum efficiency from your machine by washing with the drum full. If you choose a machine with a drum that is too large, keeping it full during washing can be difficult. Therefore, look for an average drum capacity – 6kg is just fine for the common Australian household – this will help reduce running costs.
5. Shop around to compare prices
As a savvy consumer, you simply cannot purchase a washing machine without comparing prices across different retailers. While you can certainly visit different stores and get a quote, a smarter approach is to check for prices online. This will allow you to get the best deal on washing machines in Perth.
Alternatively, you can simply head to our store at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We offer the best quality washing machines at the lowest possible prices. I’ll explain this further in my next tip.
6. Shop at Ross’s Discount Home Centre
The tips that I have mentioned above will certainly help you save money on your washing machine purchase. However, one sure way to save a bucket load is to purchase your appliances from a reputable retailer, such as us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have the best quality washing machines in Perth at the most competitive prices possible. By purchasing from us, you can purchase a quality and reliable machine that offers great value for money.
Below are some of our bestselling washing machines for you to consider. By choosing any of the following, you can ensure that you get a good deal when shopping for washing machines in Perth.
6kg front load washing machine: Our 6kg front load washing machine is a powerful unit which features 15 wash programs. This machine features a 3-star energy rating and a 3.5-star water rating.
8.5kg front load washer: Our 8kg front load washer is a huge washing machine capable of handling even the biggest of loads. Equipped with 8 wash programs, this unit features a 4-star energy rating and a 4.5-star water rating.
8.5kg front load washer/5kg dryer combination: If you’re looking for a combination washer/dryer unit, go for our 10 kg front load washer/7kg dryer combination. In addition to the features offered by our 8.5kg washer (see above), this unit also features a huge 5kg dryer. The dryer features a 2-star energy rating.
If you’re looking to save on your washing machine purchase, you need to consider a few things. Front loading washing machines are much more efficient than top loading washing machines. As such, choosing a front loader will mean more savings in the long run for you. Also, when choosing washing machines in Perth, go for models with high energy and water ratings. These will reduce your utility bills and cost you less over time. You need not select a washing machine with a huge drum capacity – 6kg will do just fine. Go for a unit with load sensing technology as this will reduce water wastage. Finally, make sure to compare prices across different retailers to get the best deal on your purchase.
At Ross’s, we are a leading retailer to offer great quality washing machines in Perth. Over many years now, we have built a solid reputation of offering the best quality products at the most competitive prices. We have a range of front loading and top loading washing machines for you to choose from. Take a look at our online store, or drop by our showroom in Guildford to buy top quality washing machines.
For any doubts or queries related to the washing machines that we offer, please feel free to give us a call. Our helpful and knowledgeable salesmen will help you out in every way possible.