When shopping for a new home, a major concern is whether or not there are outdated appliances within it. Taking the time to ensure that the appliances you’re about to purchase will serve you for years to come can save both energy and money – not only now but down the road. Yet, even if your home inspection report from Inspect360 says everything is in great shape, there are still three important things you need to consider before settling into your new digs.
1. Outdated Technology
One of the dangers of using old appliances is that they may contain outdated technology. For example, many older refrigerators still use Freon, a chemical that is now known to be harmful to the environment. Additionally, older appliances may not have the same energy-saving features that newer models do, which can lead to higher energy bills.
2. Safety Hazards
Another danger of using old appliances is that they may pose safety hazards. For example, older models of washing machines and dryers may not have the same safety features as newer models, such as automatic shut-off mechanisms. Additionally, older appliances may not be UL-certified, meaning that they have not been independently tested for safety.
3. Poor Efficiency
Another downside of using old appliances is that they tend to be less efficient than newer models. This means that they use more energy and water to operate, which can lead to higher utility bills. Additionally, old appliances often break down more frequently than new ones, which can be a major inconvenience.
Schedule an Inspection Today
Your home is a major purchase, and relying on outdated appliances will only get you so far. With your inspection report in hand from Inspect360, you’ll know exactly which appliances are on their last legs and which ones have a little more life in them. We can also inspect for termites, poorly installed septics, and pool damage – Everything you’ll need to know to make a wise purchasing decision. Schedule your appointment with us in Dallas, TX, by calling (817) 754-0360.