This is one of the great questions of our time. A dependable washing machine will last for many years, so it is understandable that you might not want to upgrade if yours still seems to be going strong. On the other hand, washing machine models have come a long way in the last ten years, and when you factor in various improvements in efficiency, you might actually be saving money by investing in a new one.
Here at Moston we understand both positions. We can help advise on the cost effectiveness of repairs as well as provide the latest and most desirable home washing appliances. Here are a few of the things to consider if you’re not sure whether to upgrade or not:
US website Lifehacker made a list of appliances that might be worth upgrading. They had this to say:
‘Older washing machines have a top-load feature, where the water fills up from the bottom, but new models have become more efficient by switching to the front load clothes washer, which uses around 50 percent less water and 37 percent less energy. The average price of a new Energy Star washing machine is $750.
Would maintenance accomplish the same goal? No. There’s not much on the maintenance angle you can do to make a washing machine efficient.
Potential yearly energy savings: If your washer is over 10 years old or a top-load washer, you could save up to $135 a year on both water and electricity. It’s likely worth the upgrade if you have a top-load, but not if you already have a front-load washer.’
Pop into our shop or give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise you when it comes to upgrading your washing machine.