September Sales!

September 4, 2018

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Welcome to September!  While back to school shopping is still fresh in your mind, there's a whole new month of historically deep discounts that can save you money. Tops on the list are home appliances.  The new model year for washers, dryers and dishwashers, meaning the current year models must move and that means they're typically on sale for the most savings now. However these are still expensive machines, so do your homework. While top-loading agitator washing machines cost less and wash clothes more quickly than top-loading high-efficiency machines,  high-efficiency washers have greater capacity and use less water and front-loading machines clean better and are gentler on fabrics. Just remember you'll need to leave at least 6 inches behind the machine for water hookups and an inch between the washer and dryer, so make sure you measure before you buy. Dishwashers with an Energy Star designation are 12 percent more energy-efficient and 30 percent more water-efficient than standard models, which can lead to significant savings on your utility bills. Finally lawn care equipment is drastically discounted. Since most of the other part s of the country will be winding down their outdoor activities, lawnmowers, weed whackers and leaf blowers are on sale. As for a lawnmower, make sure to look for a blade-brake clutch. It makes like easier when stopping t empty a full bag of clippings. A blade-brake clutch will stop the blade from moving when you release the handlebar but keep the motor running. If you’re shopping for a lawn tractor, look for a feature called “auto-drive.” With it, the tractor can vary its ground speed quickly and efficiently. Most are now controlled with a pedal rather than a lever and their prices are falling.

SOURCE: Consumer Reports

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