There isn’t a single appliance in the home that doesn’t provide some level of convenience. If you were asked to choose among them, you wouldn’t know whether to keep the microwave and give away the air-conditioning unit. Of course, nobody will ever ask you to make such choices. But then again, it’s a matter of the family budget. It’s a matter of prioritizing one’s needs when you are setting a new home or need to replace quite a few appliances. In such cases, the question pops: which are the home appliances you can’t live without?
Refrigerators & freezers
Nobody can live without refrigerators. Even if you live alone and eat out often, you need to keep cheese, butter, milk or fruit in the fridge. Now expand this list to a family. There is no ending to what big families keep refrigerated. ‘Refrigerated’ is the key word here. It means keeping everything cool, everything fresh, and thus healthy to consume. Preserving food is your main priority and so both fridges & freezers are appliances you cannot live without.
Ovens & stoves
Which family can go long without stoves & ovens or a range for that matter! Cooking for the family is not optional. It’s mandatory. So you need at least one of the two appliances. When we are talking about large families, both stoves & ovens are necessary. It’s not only a matter of baking cookies but keeping healthy with homemade food. Without these appliances, you cannot invite friends for dinner, organize parties, or surprise your family with a cake…ordering out will always be the only solution. And not a healthy one.
Washers & dryers
Modern living demands having washing machines. Of course, launderettes are always an option. But not a convenient one, especially for large families. Handwashing is not an option today. With so many clothes, tablecloths, towels…who will hand wash? Washers don’t only make our life easier but allow us to be presentable and hygienically clean.
You most likely can do without your top load dryer but then again most homes today are constructed in a way that hardly leave room for air drying – not to mention the bad weather that makes drying a drag.
The importance of appliance services
The significance of all the above appliances pinpoints one more vital matter. Appliances service. Your fridge should run, not walk. The oven shouldn’t spark because it might put you at risk. In short, all appliances a household cannot do without should be well taken care of. The fact that we cannot go a day without them signifies the importance of keeping them in good shape.
Which is the most important appliance to you?
There is no doubt that the needs of each household vary. The appliances mentioned above are the most useful in all households. But that doesn’t mean your ac or dishwasher is not useful either. Remember that dishwashers just like washers won’t only cut short your chores but save you money. These appliances consume less water that you would need to hand wash. HVAC systems are needed in homes without other means of heating up or cooling the place. So, apart from the basic ones, you know which other appliances mean the world to you. Keep their usefulness in mind when you postpone preventive services or appliance repairs. Their good operation makes your life easy, nice, healthy, and safe.