No one likes getting rid of appliances once they've stopped working. But sometimes there's a good reason for old appliance removal.
Buying new appliances can be an exciting time as well as add value to your home. Getting rid of the old appliances, however, can sometimes be a problem.
One of the best things about new appliances is the sense of utility and efficiency that comes with owning and using state-of-the-art machines. So many appliances are now manufactured as "smart" devices and are designed to be part of the Internet-of-Things, or IoT.
If you haven't heard this term yet, or are unfamiliar with it, Wikipedia defines it this way,
The Internet of Things describes the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.
The convenience and efficiency that can be had with the new generation of appliances makes them a great investment. And getting rid of your old, worn-out appliances before they quit working is always a good strategy.
This a Good Time of Year to Replace Your Old With the New
Are there certain times of year that are better than others for buying new appliances?
Yes, there are, according to experts.
In fact, the early fall season is probably the best time to make those big purchases. One of the mistakes many homeowners make is to wait until their current appliances are on their "last legs" or have actually stopped working. Far better to be proactive and take advantage of the prime buying times.
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For all major appliances (other than air conditioning units), consider timing your purchase to the suggestions below.
1. September and October
The best time to buy most major appliances is during the months of September and October. During these two months, manufacturers unveil their latest models. This means that the previous year’s models must be discounted in order to make room for the new models that will hit stores in the winter.
The exception to point number one is refrigerators. Unlike the other major appliances, most manufacturers roll out their new models of refrigerators in the summer. This means that last year’s models get discounted during the spring.
Some stores hang on to older inventory while they make the transition from last year’s models to the next. But once the new year hits, all of last year’s remaining models must be discounted even further. Though better deals may be available at this time, the selection will be limited.
The one downside is that, if your appliance dealer does not take your old appliance - and no all of them will - then you need to get rid of it yourself.
Disposing of your old appliances properly involves a few basic conditions.
First, if they're still in a working and usable condition, you have a few options such as selling them, giving them to friends or family, or donating them to local charities or other organizations. In other words, if your old appliances are in good shape it may be worth selling them. And, if they're clean and usable, donating to a non-profit is always a great way to find them a new home.
However, with all these options, unless someone is willing and able to come and pick them up for you, you still have to move them and haul them yourself.
Here's a handy checklist to help you navigate the process of old appliance removal:
One word of warning: don't try to dump your old appliances at your local landfill.
That's because they're probably not accepted at your local landfill anyway. In fact, according to Earth911.com, as of 2017 at least 22 states had banned appliances from being placed in landfills. These include California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
The good news is that there's an easy way to get your old appliances properly disposed of and recycled.
Old Appliance Removal With Your Local Junk Removal Experts
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly appliance removal service to make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced appliance removal team has the manpower to haul off that old fridge or washing machine without damaging your home in the process.
We’ll do all the heavy lifting!
Finally, we’ll make sure that the appliance is disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that it doesn’t do any harm to our ecosystem.
Our professional and insured old appliance disposal team will show up at your home or office and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. When we arrive we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck.
You point and we'll haul your old fridge and other items into our junk removal trucks, and with no hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of your old refrigerator? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865)