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Tips for buying a new appliance

Learn what questions you can ask.


Tips for buying appliances

Shopping for new appliances is exciting - but with so many products on the market, it can be confusing to find the right one for you.

Using the Energy Rating Label is one way to start choosing the right product, but you might need a little more help. 

When you are in a store you have the benefit of someone to help you find the right appliance for your needs. Asking the right questions will help you determine the right product for you. Below are some questions you could ask to help choose the right appliance.

Questions you can ask

  • What size appliance is right for me?

    Bigger appliances generally use more energy, so you don't want to be paying for capacity or features you won't use. A retailer will be able to advise you on what features and capacity will be best for you.

  • How much will it cost me to run this appliance for a year?

    It is a good idea to ask an expert about the expected running costs of the appliance.

    While you can use the energy consumption number on the Energy Rating Label to obtain an estimate, there are a number of factors specific to your situation that can affect your running costs. These include the way you use your appliance, where you live and the features of your house.

    An expert will be able to provide advice specific to your circumstances.

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