In everyday life, there are several appliances that facilitate the routine. In many cases, they perform the task much more efficiently than we human beings would. In this sense, we are always looking for new technologies to further improve what is already good. But what about when the equipment we have stops working? What about the washing machine?
Nobody deserves to need an appliance at a specific time and it is not working. Thus, the ideal is to be able to identify when the equipment shows signs that it is about to stop working. In this post, we have prepared a list with all the information you need if your washing machine is about to retire. Check out!
See the 3 signs that it’s time to switch!
The importance of a washing machine in good condition
Having a washing machine in good condition is essential. Many people often find that while the device is working – albeit with some shortcomings – there is nothing to worry about. This is a mistake since, in addition to the risk of damaging the garments (or even causing an accident in the laundry), you may end up suffering the consequences in your pocket, without even realizing it. Below are some signs that it’s time to change your washing machine!
1) Washing is not the same
If your washing machine has washing programs and you now notice that the parts need more time in the machine or need the cycle to be repeated, this is a clear sign that the capacity and efficiency of your washing machine is no longer the same . And do you know what the biggest problem with this signal is? In addition to making your pieces go through an extra washing process and which, in the long run, can damage the fabrics, this folded work contributes significantly to a greater expenditure of water and electricity. Economy first!
2) The timer does not work normally
A problem that, unfortunately, can be common and that indicates that your washing machine is about to retire is when the timer function starts to fail. This problem can prevent the appliance from finishing work when the cycle is over; this causes, as already mentioned, wear of the clothes and expenditure of electricity and, in more severe cases, it can generate overload on the equipment at risk of burning.
3) Centrifugation is falling short
In the case of centrifugation, the unnecessary expense is no longer in relation to the piece or the electricity bill. It’s your time spent! When your washing machine fails to properly spin your clothes, this results in extremely damp items going straight to the clothesline and, consequently, much more time for drying. Imagine losing twice or even triple the time in your laundry routine to finally have your clean clothes in the drawer?
If your washing machine is showing one (or all) of these signs, it’s time to plan the change! But if you think it is better to wait for the equipment to actually stop working and, who knows, to survive a life without this facility, we have a news: it will be difficult. It may even seem possible to have a good routine without the aid of a washing machine, but the truth is that everything is more practical (and economical) with this appliance. Look!
Economy and practicality: the advantages of a washing machine
With the increasingly busy routine, practicality makes all the difference and is the goal of many people. This is because, in most cases, optimizing the time dedicated to domestic tasks means having more time to rest or even enjoy the family.
In this sense, choosing the appliances that we have at home can be an alternative to save time when putting everything in order. In the laundry room, the equipment that makes all the difference in the economy (money and time!) Is the washing machine. Check it all out below!
1) Cleaning is more efficient
It is a fact that the washing machine can handle many things that we cannot. Those clothes with heavier dirt are no problem for the machine, unlike for those who wash the parts by hand. The speed at which the washing machine works ensures that the clothes are much cleaner and in much less time.
2) Does not involve physical wear
A major complaint from housewives of old is the pain caused by muscle injuries and bone wear. This is because, a long time ago, most of the household chores were done manually. Washers save an inefficient physical effort: instead of spending hours and muscles washing the pieces, just press a button and the clothes are brilliantly clean and free from fatigue.
3) Take better care of clothes
It is a fact that nobody wants to spend money on clothes that will last a short time; especially those we like a lot. But, in addition to the quality of the garment, the conservation of the fabric is closely related to the washing process. In many cases, washing clothes by hand can damage the fabric, causing the fibers to lose elasticity, leaving a worn appearance. Nowadays, washers still have technologies specially developed to preserve clothes!
4) Saves water
When washing clothes by hand, it may not seem like it, but the amount of water used in the process is much higher than the amount needed for washing in a machine. Imagine all the advantages mentioned above and still save on bills at the end of the month!
5) It’s faster
Assuming that a washing machine takes 60 minutes to complete the 10kg laundry cycle, how long would it take you to wash the same amount manually? At least twice as long!
It is a fact that there are many types of washing machine. When it comes time to buy a new one, so many options can get in the way of choosing. But it is also a fact that economics is an important criterion and that governs many of the decisions when it comes to household appliances. In the case of washing machines, the semi-automatic model is usually very successful. See below how this version can help you save more on a daily basis!
Economy: are semi-automatic washers better?
Nowadays, if there is one factor that has dictated the purchases of a large part of the population, it is certainly the economy . Both when buying that cleaning product and when purchasing appliances, for example, savings are a tiebreaker criterion.
Washers, as they are more expensive and long lasting appliances, cause a lot of doubts at the time of purchase. After all, no one wants to go wrong with the acquisition of such important equipment, right? If you belong to the group of those who value the economy, know that semi-automatic washers are the best option for those who want to avoid scares at the end of the month. See everything in this post!
More energy savings
Some functions of semi-automatic washers require manual assistance to be performed. And that is exactly where the economy lives. Some models require that the release of water to fill the equipment, for example, be done manually. Thus, there is an economy compared to washers that have this function automatically, requiring the use of energy for the task.
And don’t think that this can be a discomfort, as the procedure is very simple and quick. Just open the tap and, in a few minutes, the water has already reached the level marked inside the machine. Easy, fast and economical!
More water savings
Manual water release does not bring advantages only when it comes to energy savings. With semi-automatic washers you also save water! This is because its more intense washing process allows clean clothes with less water.
The wash you need
Another factor that contributes to the economy of semi-automatic washers is their variety of capacities. In addition, the regulation of cycles that some models have also interferes with this. There are models of washing machines with a washing capacity of 4 kg to 10 kg. This generates savings because you have the chance to buy a machine that perfectly meets your family’s needs. In this way, you avoid the unnecessary use of a machine that is too big or “chopped” washes because of a washer that is too small; both cases generate significant savings.
Some models also have washing programs, which is quite an advantage when it comes to saving. This is because, when choosing a specific program for your washing needs (delicate, heavy, extra heavy), you do not waste effort on the part of the machine.
Higher energy efficiency
The traditional Procel seal also applies to semi-automatic washers. The models that have good INMETRO evaluations are even more certain options for those looking for ways to save more. A semi-automatic washer with good indexes is a sign that it is a device that does more with less. That is, it does a great job of cleaning clothes, using the least amount of water and energy possible.