Household appliances were made to make life easier. Over the years, there have been hundreds of innovations to make household appliances easier to use, more durable and consume less energy. In Australia alone, 4.4 Million people use household appliances every day. With its steady increase, this number is said to rise to up to 6.4 Million users by 2024.
Often found in the kitchen or the bathroom, here are some of the essential household appliances that are used almost every day.
A Kitchen Stove or a Cooking Range can be gas or electric. Though both can cook and heat food, there are certain differences that you can consider when buying a new gas or electric kitchen stove. For example, a gas stove provides steady flame and high heat from natural gas, propane, butane, and even liquefied petroleum and therefore requires a constant inspection to avoid gas leaks. On the other hand, an electric kitchen is more expensive and requires a 240-volt power outlet, but it is safer and easier to use.
There are various Refrigerators in the market such as Single-Door, French Doors and Mini Fridges. When buying a fridge, consumers also consider the size of the appliance as well as how much food they can store in the different compartments in the refrigerator. Another factor the consumers take into consideration is the energy consumption of the fridge, especially how long hot air is converted to cool air. Aside from a refrigerator, another essential household appliance is a separate freezer notably if you are a big family that enjoys ice cream, as well as frozen and chilled drinks, especially during the summer, and to store meats when bulk-buying.
An Air Conditioner is a must in every household especially during the summer when scorching heat is at its height. There are many types of air conditioners in different price ranges that vary on how big or small the space they are cooling. The most common types are the centralised units and the Split Air Conditioners. However, there are also innovated air conditioners such as Hybrid Air Conditioners which uses both burning fossil fuels and electricity alternately, as well as air conditioners which use geothermal energy for cooling as well as for heating.
Hot Water Systems
Hot Water Systems can range from gas and electric hot water systems to more efficient, energy-saving hot water systems like heat pumps and solar-powered hot water systems. In choosing a hot water system, think of what’s most convenient for you. If you don’t have the space to store a massive water tank, it might be better to go for the electric hot water system which instantaneously heats the water. If you want to be energy efficient, invest in a solar hot water system or a heat pump hot water system.
Clothes Washer & Dryer
Washing Machines or separate Washer & Dryers are essential household appliances especially if there’s a heavy load of laundry that needs to be done weekly. Their prices vary depending on how much load the machine can carry as well as on extra features such as a smart rinse or a memory wash for digital washing machines. When it comes to installation, don't hesitate to call The Plumbing And Gas Guys to make sure that the new washing machine is properly connected to the piping of the water and the drains.
Other essential household appliances that require professional installation include dishwashers, range hoods, exhaust fans, garbage disposal units and more.
If you purchased a new household appliance and you want your warranty to be valid, it is necessary that you get a professional to complete the installation. Since most appliance that requires installation involves some wiring or carpentry, it’s best to call on licensed plumbers, gas fitters and electricians to get the installation done correctly.
At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we do appliance installation, especially for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. If you bought a new toilet, or if you want to change your gas stove to an electric kitchen stove, we have licensed plumbers, gas fitters and electricians ready to complete the job. Whether it’s for a commercial or domestic servicing, maintenance of equipment and appliances, or for your hot water service needs, we can take charge of it.