Spring has sprung and the warm weather is on its way! With it comes the opportunity for getting rid of a Winter’s worth of dust and freshening up your home.
Does your annual Spring clean include checking, cleaning or replacing your appliances?
Many people don’t realise the importance of cleaning and maintaining appliances, and considering if something needs a new replacement part or to be entirely replaced often comes down to your budget.
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we’ve created this short guide to cleaning and maintaining your household appliances – to help you keep them in tip top condition!
If you only have time to Spring clean one appliance, make it this one. A clean and properly functioning fridge is more important than you might realise.
Is it time for a new fridge?
If the temperature of your fridge isn’t stable, or if the exterior of the fridge is hot to the touch, it’s likely that it’s nearing the end of its life. The average lifetime of a domestic fridge is 8 to 12 years, and if yours is close to this age, or is showing signs of malfunctioning, it could be worth thinking about a replacement.
The appliances that clean things for us do in fact need cleaning themselves. Luckily, cleaning your washing machine is a simple process, and doing this regularly will help keep your clothes fresh and in good condition.
Does it need replacing?
If it’s time for a new washing machine, take a look at our guide for choosing a new washing machine here. We’ve got some helpful hints to assist you in making a decision on the best machine for your needs.
Regular cleaning and maintenance makes a big difference to how dishwashers function, and how clean your items are after they’ve been through a cycle. Supplementing regular cleaning with a deep clean in Spring is a great way to extend the life and functionality of your dishwasher.
Does it need replacing?
One of the biggest indicators of the state of your dishwasher, is how your dishes look at the end of a cycle. Keep an eye out for cloudy glassware, dishes that need to be re-washed, and too much residual water after a drying function. Increased noise or stopping mid-cycle may also indicate it’s time to replace the unit. On average, dishwashers last up to 10 years.
The best way to get good value from your appliances is to buy a reputable brand you trust from a reliable retailer, and to maintain it regularly.
Don't Forget Furniture!
Furniture looking a little worse for wear? If it’s lumpy, torn or just doesn’t have that same comfort factor it had when it was new, it might be time to consider replacement. Your first thought might be to turn to an online marketplace to get a good deal. However, if you prefer your furniture to be new vs second hand, but your savings are a little limited, renting could be the ideal option for you. With RT Edwards, you can rent lounges from only $7 per week or less, and beds from only $12 per week or less as well as bundle deals to help your dollars go further. We offer a range of products and when renting, you get service cover at no cost. If something goes wrong, we’ll fix it, for free!
Monitor wear and tear before it becomes costly to repair
Replacing appliances or furniture can be a costly exercise – especially if something breaks down when you need to use it the most. Knowing the signs of wear, tear and age will help you plan ahead, save some dollars and shop around when the time is right for an upgrade. If you decide to replace any of your household appliances or furniture, there’s more ways than ever to get what you want.
RT Edwards Rent & Upgrade it option is an affordable way to keep up with technology and style. As manufacturers release products with improved energy efficiency, being able to update your items could mean lower utility bills.
RT Edwards offers four different ways to shop, giving you the opportunity to get what you want, when you want it.