Sunday, September 26, 2010

Benefits of renting appliances

There are times in our lives where we need something we don't have and don't want to go and spend our hard earned cash on.

In the case of Appliances - renting is the perfect option. A few dollars a day and you can be using a fridge, washing machine etc without the hassles of owning the unit. A change to the working life has now meant that alot of us travel around staying only short periods on contracts before moving onto something bigger and better. This means a change in accomodation as well - renting appliances gives you the ease to move around - taking it with you or just packing your bags and moving on while someone else worries about the bulky appliances.

There's no service calls to worry about, if there's a problem we swap it - no need to wait around for service calls - trademen not turning up when they promise. Our driver is there at the time you have been advised.

You can use your hard earned cash to enjoy or invest rather than on an appliance that only suits your needs for a short time.

Need to rent call us and be surprised how easy the process is and how cheap it can be.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spring Time Cleanup

Spring's a great time to get in and have a clean up of all your appliances. It's very simple -

Firstly your Washing Machine - you may find your clothes aren't as clean as you would have hoped, this may be due to a build up of cleaning products both around the rim of your machine and in the hoses, best way to clean the hoses out naturally is a cup of white vinegar in a hot empty wash cycle. I know it sounds like a waste of water but it will help in the long run to eleviate any rewashing. While you have a full tub swish the water around the rim of the unit getting rid of any build up of powder especially inside the lint filter stem. It takes a few minutes and you will find your clothes cleaner than ever and smelling much fresher. (As well as the laundry smelling nicer too)

Secondly your Dryer - during winter this unit can get a real work out especially living in a unit. Make sure the back of the unit is fluff free, just use a dustbrush to brush away any lint and clean out the lint filter, this is usually found inside the unit or on the door. Pull and vacuum all the lint away, this not only makes your clothes fluff free but helps the unit run more energy efficient as it's not working overtime and overheating. It is always best to ensure a good air flow when your dryer is operating, otherwise overheating or a overfull lint filter may be a fire hazard.

Finally your Fridge - with warmer weather comes more entertaining, just before a big shop empty the fridge and pull all shelves and door bins out and wash in hot soapy water - washing up liquid is perfect - this also gives you an opportunity to throw out those strange things lurking at the back that no longer resemble any meal you've had recently. An overstocked fridge or freezer may lead to the unit overheating or simply not closing properly resulting in poor food storage. If this is the case just give our office a call and we would be happy to quote you rental pricing for a fridge that suits your lifestyle

Happy Cleaning from all at Home Appliance Rentals

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What Size Washing Machine Do I Need?

When selecting a washing machine we recommend that you select the washing machines size by taking into account a number of different factors. These include how many people will washing in the machine at one time, because in shared households it is easy to select a large washing machine based on the number of the people in the home, when in fact a smaller sized washer would suit as everyone washes their clothes separately. This may not be the case for a family though.

The larger machines have advantages over the medium sized washing machines, this is if you want to wash large blankets or sheet sets. The smaller machines are not able to circulate the clothes correctly during the washing cycle in the same way a larger washing machine can.

Water usage is also a factor, however you can adjust the water level in all the washing machines that Home Appliance Rentals supply so there should be no water wastage. If you do not fill the washing machine with clothes you simply change the water level setting prior to washing.

Therefore we recommend the following checks are carried out before selecting a washing machine:

  • How many people wash at one time
  • Do I wash double bed linen on a regular bases
  • Do I have restrictions in the area the washing machine must fit into
  • Do I require a top loader or a front loader
  • Can I turn the operating dial or do I require buttons

Additional information such as dimensions and style of machines can be found at or by calling us on 1300 800 388.