The washing machine is a kitchen essential nobody wants to find themselves without. However, it’s not a cheap item and for lots of people buying washing machines on finance is the answer. Buying in this way lets you pay weekly for a big ticket product your household simply can’t do without. But finance isn’t the only way to afford costly purchases and washing machines on credit aren’t always the most sensible or affordable choice. With Loans at Home, you could get a cash loan, which is often a more budget-savvy way to get your new pay weekly washing machines.
Why choose Loans at Home?
If you’re looking to buy a washing machine with weekly repayments, you might like to consider Loans at Home. We’re not a retailer, but instead of selling you the washer directly, we’ll provide you with the means to buy it outright and then you’ll repay us week by week. The great thing about Loans at Home is that you can design the loan you need to suit your personal situation. Firstly, you tell us the amount of cash you’d like to borrow – we lend anything between £200 and £750. Secondly, you decide whether to pay back the cash over 24, 33 or 45 weeks. And, most importantly, our agents will work with you to make sure that the loan you take is affordable for your personal circumstance. That puts the control in your hands, giving you a flexible way of borrowing money for the items you need. It also means that you can take advantage of the great seasonal sales on washing machines.
Tell us the amount you want to borrow and over how many months you'd like to repay it, and we'll calculate how much your repayments might be.
Choosing the right washing machine to save money
When you’re investing cash into a big household item like a washing machine, it’s important to do a little research first. Here are a few of our top tips to help you choose the right washer to save you and your family money.
Choose a drum size to match your needs
Most washing machines will hold around 5-7kg of washing, others go up to 10-12kg. It’s important to choose the right size for your situation and needs. Too small and you’ll be doing extra washes – and they don’t come cheap. Too large and you’re wasting electricity on half-empty loads. A family of 4-6 would usually benefit from a larger washing machine, whilst a couple or a small family would be fine with a small machine.
Check out efficiency ratings
Nowadays, all washing machines come with an energy rating. This is a measure of capacity, how much water it uses and how much noise it makes. The rating you choose should be a minimum of A+.
Look for a time delay programme
Washing machines with delay timers are useful if you have a cheap electricity tariff during the daytime while you’re out at work. Set the timer to turn the machine on when the power becomes cheaper and cut your electricity costs each time you do a wash.
Maintaining your washing machine
It’s important to take care of your washer in order to look after your laundry but also to make sure the machine itself lasts as long as possible. There are a number of ways to do this. For example, a few times a year, run an empty wash on a hot setting to clear any debris out of the machine’s workings. Be sure never to overload your washer, which can put strain on it and cause damage. Also, try only adding fabric conditioner towards the end of a cycle to avoid the washer becoming blocked with greasy matter.
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