Ask an Expert: What to Consider When Selecting Appliances

Posted by Will Murray on Tue, Mar 3, 2015

selecting-appliances-Trail-Appliances-showroomFor our "Ask An Expert" blog feature last month, we spoke with Bob at Gem Cabinets about creating your dream kitchen. So what better follow up for this month then the appliances you would put in your kitchen (and the rest of your home)?! Your appliances offer the main functionality in your home and are a workforce to help you get through your day. When selecting appliances for your new home, there are many things to consider, and even new technology to make things just that little bit easier.

We spoke with Amber Desilets, Trail Appliances in-store interior designer and she has some great advice for home buyers.

What basic things should homeowners consider when selecting appliances?

Our expert sales team, inspiring display kitchens, and our own specialized service make it easy for you to choose the right appliances at the right price. We ask qualifying questions like the number of people in your home, cooking style and what you find important in an appliance. If you are buying replacement product we ask you bring the measurements of the space you are trying to fill.

At Trail Appliances, we offer over fifty brands to give you the perfect appliance to fit your space, lifestyle and budget.

selecting-appliances-kitchen-exampleWhat are the current buying trends with cooktops? Are homeowners still using electric, gas, or are there new options available?

Electric and gas are still very prevalent; however, induction cooking is becoming increasingly popular. Induction heats the metals in the pot or pan by electromagnetic induction rather than heat from a flame or radiant electrical element. The result is a much quicker clean up time and faster heating.  If you visit us at our south side location, our full-time Chef can you show exactly how it works.

What sort of extra selections can homeowners make in addition to the standard 5-6 appliance package? (eg. range hoods, wine refrigerators, etc.)

On top of ventilation fans, wine and beverage fridges, barbecues, food disposers and freezers… Trail Appliances also offers a variety of home products like water treatment systems, central vacuums and Garage products by Gladiator GarageWorks.

selecting-appliances-laundry-roomLaundry appliances have come a long way in terms of what they do. What type of functions do today’s appliances offer?

Absolutely, today’s machines offer larger capacities, increased energy efficiency and added features like sanitizing capabilities and steam to reduce ironing and relax wrinkles.

Do you have any special product you’d like to talk about?

Trail Appliances offers a full line of Kinetico water softeners, whole home water treatment systems, water filters and drinking water systems and purifiers, so you can be confident that we have a solution that’s right for your home, family, and budget.

Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. It also causes scaling in appliances, which results in less efficiency and costly repairs.

Kinetico water systems are trusted by thousands of homeowners in Alberta and Saskatchewan because they are designed to deliver worry-free operation for years with little to no maintenance. The high-quality water Kinetico systems produce helps extend the life of your pipes, appliances, fixtures, clothing and more. And all Kinetico models are backed by industry-leading warranties.

With every Pacesetter Home purchase, you will receive a Trail Appliances gift certificate valued at $2,500. Welcome to your new home! 

Images courtesy of Trail Appliances

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