6 things to consider when shopping for laundry appliances

6 things to consider when shopping for laundry appliances

Let’s face it, spending the weekend at a laundromat is a boring and expensive process – and quite frankly, I couldn’t think of a worse way to spend my time. If you too value your weekends, then I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that laundry appliances are today necessity items. While they don’t eliminate the laundry process completely, they certainly make life easier.

According to Newstrategist research, Australians spend almost 3 years of our lives washing clothes! With so much time spent in the laundry, it’s important that we invest in reliable laundry appliances to ensure we save as much time as possible.

As the purchasing head at Ross’s, I certainly know a fair deal about laundry appliances. In this article, I will list out 6 things that you must consider when shopping for laundry appliances in Perth.

1. Energy and water efficiency

When buying laundry appliances in Perth, the first thing most of our customers consider is the energy rating and water efficiency. Of many different options available in the market, front loading machines are known to be better both in terms of energy efficiency and water efficiency. Take a look at our 6.0 kg Front load washing machine, which is one of the most energy and water efficient units we have in stock. As a useful tip, always remember to check the energy guide sticker on a washing machine before making a purchase. This sticker will provide information on the energy consumption and water efficiency of the machine.

6.0 kg Front load washing machine

6.0 kg Front load washing machine

2. Size

It’s important to take into consideration the size of a unit before purchasing laundry appliances for your Perth home. You may not be pressed for space, but it is always wise to combination washing machines which feature both a washer and a dryer. These units are much more compact than other types of washers and are usually good enough to accommodate laundry loads of a medium sized family. Check the space in your laundry area and buy an appropriately sized unit. Also, remember that you’ll need to keep some extra space around your unit for proper air circulation, so choose wisely. If you are in need of a large washer or dryer, I recommend you take a look at our 8.5kg front load washer/5kg dryer combination unit. This is one of the most popular laundry appliances we stock.

8.5kg Front Load Washer/5.0kg Dryer Combination

8.5kg Front Load Washer/5.0kg Dryer Combination

3. Capacity

Capacity is another important aspect that customers consider when shopping for laundry appliances in Perth. Depending on the size of your family, you need to choose a washing machine of adequate capacity. With smaller machines, you may have to run multiple loads, which means more energy consumption and more time. On the other hand, larger machines can run bigger loads, saving you time and energy. Our 9kg top load washing machine is one of our largest units, which offers you all the capacity you need. As an insider tip, never go by marketing descriptions such as “extra-large” or “ultra-capacity”. Always take a look at the sticker on the unit, which will mention capacity in cubic feet.

9.0kg Top load washing machine

9.0kg Top load washing machine

4. Cost

Although washing machines are available in a range of prices, the more savvy customer chooses one that fits their budget. Indeed, this is the best way to go about selecting any laundry appliance in Perth. Consider your requirements and set fix a budget before you start shopping. Here, at Ross’s, our laundry appliances range from as low as $459 up to $1,489. Always choose according to your budget.

5. Features

Everyone knows that any washer will wash clothes and any dryer will dry them. Quality brands, including Euro Appliances, offer a plethora of features which tempt customers into purchasing models at the top end of the price range. Remember – not every feature is required. I suggest you opt for an appliance that offers cycle options, auto load sensing options, moisture sensors and smart displays when shopping for laundry appliances in Perth. These are generally the only features that will come of use to you – anything else is just a bonus feature and not a requirement.

6. Warranty

Finally, when shopping for laundry appliances in Perth, it’s very important to weigh up the warranties offered. Manufacturers offer warranties on almost every appliance, so if you find an appliance without a warranty, it is best to stay away. At Ross’s, all our laundry appliances are backed by impressive warranties so as to assure your peace of mind.

If the cost associated with washing or drying your clothes is of concern to you, I recommend that you head over to lifehacker.com.au where you’ll find a fantastic laundry cost calculator.

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Conclusion:

When purchasing laundry appliances in Perth, you need to make some considerations about your purchase. The first thing to look for in a unit is its energy and water efficiency. You should always buy efficient units that will reduce your energy costs. Consider the size and capacity of a unit and choose one according to the size of your family and the space in your home. Laundry appliances are available in a range of prices and you should choose one on the basis of your budget. Modern appliances offer many features but the only features you should really be interested in are cycle and auto load sensing options, moisture sensors and smart displays. And before you finalise your purchase, make sure that the appliance you are going to buy is backed by a solid guarantee.

For the best quality laundry appliances at budget friendly prices, see us here at Ross’s Home Discount Centre in Perth. We have an extensive selection of appliances for you to choose from. If you have any questions regarding our products or our service, please give us a call.