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Buying and Installing New Appliances; Water Heater, Air-Conditioning Unit
Buying and Installing New Appliances; Water Heater, Air-Conditioning Unit

When you move to the new house, you want the place to feel like home. After all, you struggled to make it look like a place you would want to live in. Therefore, some of the things you would want to fix are new appliances. The cooker, washing machine, the solar heater, the air conditioner among others. That is an opportunity to put things right before you move into your new residence. So go ahead, get everything checked on functionality then determine what you need to buy and install.

Fresh installation

This is essential when you are moving into a new house, which had no appliances installed before. Get a skilled person, who has experience in installing appliances. Some of these will be installed permanently such as the air-con and solar heater. Therefore, they must be fixed in the best way possible so that you don’t have to keep doing repairs and replacements. Let the cookers, the washing machines, and other heavy consumers be installed where there is minimal disturbance. They are affected by movement so keep this in mind before you install them.

Repair/Buying new

As you move to your new premises, you need to decide on whether to repair a broken appliance or buy a new one. The 50/50 rule will apply here; if the cost of repairing a washing machine will be more than 50% of its value, then you would better buy a new one. This directly implies that its rate of depreciation is fast and a new one would be economical. Where necessary, consider taking the old one to the garage and dispose at a lower cost. This will reduce the moving cost.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Budgeting

This is the bottom line. No matter how much you need that new gadget, what will determine whether you get it is if you have the money to buy a new one. An air conditioner can wait if the area you are moving into has favorable weather. Pay heed to the condition of your wallet and then prioritize accordingly. Again, you could opt for low-cost appliances that have a shorter lifespan; this can help you as you look for money to buy the more durable kind.

Durability

You are not interested in something that will blow off on the second helping. One way of checking how durable an item is, is by comparing its price to others. Cheap is expensive, the adage goes and there’s a lot of truth in this statement. Check also the year and the country of manufacture. Some countries are known to manufacture durable items as compared to others. Choose quality, not cost if you are keen on durability

Yes, you need all those things and they really look good and make you feel proud even as you move into your new house. However, whatever you want to install into your house; do not rush. Take your time, prioritize, and ultimately you will make your house look exactly how you picture it looking.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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