Welcome to Pleasanton appliance repair. We are really glad you stopped by; many appliances are large yet, extremely helpful for the functioning of your home and life.
Take refrigerators for instance. They are very much needed tools for preserving the quality and nutrition of your food. What about your washing machine? This is the perfect tool for washing your clothes and maintaining a clean life.
Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, etc are some of such appliances which are used often every day and so they are exposed to a great deal of deterioration over periods of time.
There are three main types of appliances in your home. You have your heating products: stove, coffee makers, and toasters. Then your motor appliances such as vacuum cleaners and blenders while others, like hair-dryers, do both types of jobs. (Disclaimer: We do not service small appliances such as coffee makers, toasters, hair-dryers, vacuums and so forth)
All three types of appliances are very similar to each other. There is generally a battery or cord, a switch, a fuse and a motor or heating element(s).
Heating appliances convert electricity into heat. This is done by passing electricity through its ‘element.’ An element is a wire that is forced to pass electricity through, turning it bright red and producing heat to boil water or heat moving air such as found in electric wall furnaces and hair dryers.
Motorized appliances turn electricity into movement by passing electricity through a magnet which rotates a shaft. The work that needs to be done may be done so by a piece of equipment or blade that is found at the end of the shaft.
Combination appliances will have both a motor and element running through the electrical circuit.
Although many appliances are more costly to fix than the price you may have paid new, doesn’t mean that they can’t be fixed. Here at Pleasanton appliance repair if the non-working appliance is an expensive washing machine or refrigerator it may be well worth to contact us about it.
Most small appliances are powered by 120-volts electricity. Large appliances like electric stoves and clothes dryers are powered by twice that amount at 240- volts. Yet, problems that occur in toasters or coffee makers can also occur in larger appliances such as refrigerators or stoves. This simply means anyone with a little electrical knowledge can repair similar problems in different appliances.
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When looking for large appliances think about the long term because you want to make sure to choose an appliance that will work for you. This isn’t always the most expensive machine or the cheapest you come across. However, buying a good quality appliance is an investment in the future.
The following principles can help you successfully choose large appliances you’ll be happy with.
- Before purchasing large appliances, ask yourself what features would work best for your needs.
- If you’re looking for a new kitchen stove, fridge or dishwasher you need to figure out what size your appliance need be and how you will use it.
- When shopping you might be tempted by all of the extra fancy features you see advertised but really don’t want to spend money on something that you will not be using. This is smart shopping. Only get what you need. However, look further in the future as well.
- No matter which brand named appliance you’re thinking of buying, make sure to list every feature that you need the appliance to have as well as a list of size requirements. This will help you get the right appliance and not something larger or more complicated than you require.
If your goal is to save money on large appliances think about purchasing a reconditioned one. You can stop by our showroom here at Pleasanton appliance repair today and look at all the brand name reconditioned appliances that will meet your needs.
Buying a reconditioned appliance that is in excellent condition can not only save you money, it can last for years. The only trick is to be sure that you purchase any reconditioned appliance through a certified appliance service center like Pleasanton appliance repair.
Warning: You can search through your local paper’s classified section or through online sites like Craigslist, for used appliance. Most folks will usually let you test it before purchasing. Obviously you won’t be able to get a warranty when you buy from a private seller so you’ll have to use your best judgment based on the appearance and reputation of the brand.
If you decide to go this route, be sure to drop the appliance by our shop for a thorough inspection. This one step can save you a lot of money and headaches down the road.
With any appliance these days look for the energy star. These are energy efficient large appliances that will save money on your power bills. As the world becomes more “green” more large appliances are becoming economical and conservation minded.
Not long ago I had bought and installed a 50 gallon hot water heater pump. It looks like a regular hot water heater with an air conditioning unit on top. The saving is over $327 a year.
You may pay more up front for any energy saving appliance but generally you will usually get rebates and tax credits on these units from your electric company that make it worth the extra upfront cost.
With the rising cost of energy it is especially important to be more energy wise. We here at Pleasanton appliance repair suggest you shop around before buying any large appliances. These appliances are a significant investment in your home. Having the right appliances makes life easier and more enjoyable. Mistakes can mean high cost of repairs and annoying phone calls to customer service support centers. The tips we have provided will help you pick the perfect appliance for your all of your needs. Your biggest challenge is to find the right appliance that will fit your home, budget and lifestyle.
We are Pleasanton appliance repair, stop by our website at www.khappliance.com. We are here to serve you for all of your appliance needs.