How To Choose The Correct Dishwasher For Your Home

September 2, 2015 Plumbing 0 Comments

It can be tiring to have to hand-wash all those dishes in your home, not to mention rough on your hands. A newly installed dishwasher can improve your situation, save you time, and even keep your hands from becoming dry and callused from being immersed in water all the time.

Before you can have a dishwasher installed in your home, you have to do one critical thing – pick out the dishwasher you want for your home. There are several dozen different dishwasher models available for sale, which can make it difficult to determine which one is right for your home.

Just because TCQ Plumbing is known for providing homeowners with easy access to a plumber in Sydney who can help with blocked drains, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you when you want to go shopping for a dishwasher. The following is a quick guide that will help you with the decision-making process regarding your dishwasher.

The Capacity of the Dishwasher

When selecting a dishwasher, you will have to decide what dishwasher capacity will meet the needs of your home. Dishwasher capacity it typically determined by how many table settings you use in a home. The smallest dishwasher will usually be able to hold up to 6 or 8 place settings, while the larger dishwasher will hope up to 12 or 16.
Take a moment to think about how many dishes your family goes through in a day and how often you will need to run the dishwasher. If you have a smaller family of 4, you may be able to get a dishwasher that has a 6 or 8 place setting capacity.

Many homeowners make the assumption that the bigger the capacity, the better the dishwasher will operate. That is not necessarily true. Bigger dishwashers just tend to hold more dishes in it.

Another thing to consider is if you purchase a bigger capacity dishwasher, you may be using excessive water, as you are running the dishwasher when it is half-empty but the dishwasher still uses the same amount of water as when it is full. This may result in higher water bills or using more water than your family really needs to use.

The Dishwasher Features

Every dishwasher comes with different features. Some of the features you will find helpful, while others you may not need at all. Think about which features you would like on your dishwasher.

Some features include:

  • Quiet mode of operation
  • Adjustable racks to help with oversized dishes/pots/pans
  • Timed Start
  • Heat booster to speed up drying time

No matter what dishwasher you choose to have for you home, consider having it professionally installed by TCQ Plumbing. With our same day service, a plumber’s best price guarantee and our no-hassle money back guarantee we are the plumbing service of choice in Sydney, the North Shore and Hills District. While we are known for helping with blocked drains and other common plumbing problems, we will make sure your dishwasher is properly installed. Call us today to learn more about our dishwasher installation services.