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Page 30, The Saline Courier 2020 How-To-Choose Guide Sunday, August 9, 2020 How to Choose ... the perfect appliances e all depend daily on the use of home appliances, and, with today's ad- VV vances in technol- Whirlpool ogy, these machines can come with all kinds of special features that are meant to make our lives easier. The basic appliance unit is often the same price for several brands, but the cost ally need the appliance and that you increases as you add special features. have room for it, consider the origi- To save money, make sure you are buying an appliance that has only the amenities you need. The friendly Energy-efficient features come into staff at McClendon's Appliances can play when you consider operating help you figure it out. Some features save time and en- be buying a major appli- nal price tag, plus any installation, operating and maintenance costs. ance, start reading ad- vertisements, consumer costs. Some new models of refrigera- magazines, tors and freezers, for example, are 50 and buy- percent more energy-efficient than models that were made 10 years ago. Check the yellow and black energy guide levels on major appliances for energy information. ing guides, which are ergy, and some add convenience but use more energy. Think carefully, because some items might seem cool or impressive in the store, but available at your local library. Ask ing. You might even get a lower price if you might never use them, once the novelty wears off. Sometimes, an appliance with extra features doesn't really save time or energy because the set-up and clean-up are time con- suming. you pay cash. For large appliances, Check the Quality of the Appli- friends and ance relatives in particular, service about the availability may be an im- Look for safety seals and seals of approval. The UL seal (Underwriter's have and Laboratory) is probably the best models they portant thing to consid- er. If you are gone dur- ing the day, you'll need a reliable service person who makes which fea- Before Buying, Consider Where known safety seal. Another seal, a The Appliance Will Be Used and or don't use. For the most part, appliances on the market do what they are de- signed to do. Your choice of brand and price will depend on personal preference and individual need. tures they use blue star emblem, may be found on gas appliances. It means that the design and construction meet safety and performance standards of the Stored calls after hours and on weekends. It's important to make sure you have room for the appliance you Look at the Warranty or Guar- American Gas Association Laborato- antee bought. Also, be sure there is ad- ries. equate wiring and that there is an outlet available. Don't use extension Some magazines and other groups have seals of approval, but don't as- sume that a seal assures quality. Anticipating your purchase will give you time to get the information you need to buy wisely. If you know you'll and avoid the cost of installment buy- Check the Cost of Credit Take time to read the written guar- cords unless it's absolutely neces- sary. Extension cords reduce effi- ciency and may be dangerous. Once you have decided you re- If you can anticipate buying an appliance, you can also try to save a little each month so you can pay cash antee. Don't just take the word of the salesperson. When you buy, remem- ber to fill out and mail the warranty cards. Page 30, The Saline Courier 2020 How-To-Choose Guide Sunday, August 9, 2020 How to Choose ... the perfect appliances e all depend daily on the use of home appliances, and, with today's ad- VV vances in technol- Whirlpool ogy, these machines can come with all kinds of special features that are meant to make our lives easier. The basic appliance unit is often the same price for several brands, but the cost ally need the appliance and that you increases as you add special features. have room for it, consider the origi- To save money, make sure you are buying an appliance that has only the amenities you need. The friendly Energy-efficient features come into staff at McClendon's Appliances can play when you consider operating help you figure it out. Some features save time and en- be buying a major appli- nal price tag, plus any installation, operating and maintenance costs. ance, start reading ad- vertisements, consumer costs. Some new models of refrigera- magazines, tors and freezers, for example, are 50 and buy- percent more energy-efficient than models that were made 10 years ago. Check the yellow and black energy guide levels on major appliances for energy information. ing guides, which are ergy, and some add convenience but use more energy. Think carefully, because some items might seem cool or impressive in the store, but available at your local library. Ask ing. You might even get a lower price if you might never use them, once the novelty wears off. Sometimes, an appliance with extra features doesn't really save time or energy because the set-up and clean-up are time con- suming. you pay cash. For large appliances, Check the Quality of the Appli- friends and ance relatives in particular, service about the availability may be an im- Look for safety seals and seals of approval. The UL seal (Underwriter's have and Laboratory) is probably the best models they portant thing to consid- er. If you are gone dur- ing the day, you'll need a reliable service person who makes which fea- Before Buying, Consider Where known safety seal. Another seal, a The Appliance Will Be Used and or don't use. For the most part, appliances on the market do what they are de- signed to do. Your choice of brand and price will depend on personal preference and individual need. tures they use blue star emblem, may be found on gas appliances. It means that the design and construction meet safety and performance standards of the Stored calls after hours and on weekends. It's important to make sure you have room for the appliance you Look at the Warranty or Guar- American Gas Association Laborato- antee bought. Also, be sure there is ad- ries. equate wiring and that there is an outlet available. Don't use extension Some magazines and other groups have seals of approval, but don't as- sume that a seal assures quality. Anticipating your purchase will give you time to get the information you need to buy wisely. If you know you'll and avoid the cost of installment buy- Check the Cost of Credit Take time to read the written guar- cords unless it's absolutely neces- sary. Extension cords reduce effi- ciency and may be dangerous. Once you have decided you re- If you can anticipate buying an appliance, you can also try to save a little each month so you can pay cash antee. Don't just take the word of the salesperson. When you buy, remem- ber to fill out and mail the warranty cards.