By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:49:50 AM.
Dishwasher: Similarly to your refrigerator, your family’s lifestyle will largely dictate what type of dishwasher will be ideal for your home. Lower end models tend to have simplified controls, while more elaborate ones will have energy efficiency qualities, hidden controls, and noise reduction qualities – especially helpful in small homes or open floor plans. Dishwasher drawers are also available for smaller amounts of dishware and can save water usage when you don’t have large loads to clean.
HOT WATER HEATER: Similar to refrigerators, consider replacing your water heater if more than 10 years old. Older water heaters can rust, collect sand and sediment in the bottom, and are also costing you 15% of your household’s energy dollars. The energy efficiency of a water heater is measured in Energy Factor or (EF). The larger the number of EF, the more efficient the water heater is.
Some homes have kitchens in which you could park an airliner. Others not so much, with some apartments’ “kitchens” being little more than a sink and some cabinets lined against one wall. Neither is inherently better; it all depends on what is desired. If someone has a large family or frequently hosts dinner parties, bigger is better. But if not, it’s just more for you to clean.