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Purchasing Used Appliances Is Better For The Environment - And Your Wallet

It’s not often something that’s good for the environment is also good for your wallet, but in the case of used appliances, it’s absolutely true.  

See how shopping for quality appliances at great prices with our Maysfield Appliance team also helps to protect the environment.

Buying Used Appliances Is Good for the Environment

The EPA estimates that around 2.1 million tons of major appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines end up in landfills every year. And that’s just for the US. Meaning it doesn’t account for the huge impact of appliances around the world.

When an appliance ends up in a landfill, it decomposes over thousands of years, continually harming the environment. What’s worse is these appliances contain harmful chemicals that leach out over time. Slowly poisoning the soil, water, and air.

The household appliances that end up in landfills regularly contain:

  • CFC
  • Chlorine
  • Fluorine
  • Used Oil
  • Mercury
  • Chromium
  • Lead

These are just some of the chemicals that harm the planet when we throw away our appliances. With this in mind, buying used appliances is good for the environment. You’re getting use out of something that might well have ended up in landfill, and when you’re done with it, you can make sure it’s disposed of properly.

Other Reasons to Buy Used Appliances

When you buy used appliances, it can also mean you get much better value for money. With global supply chains under pressure and raw materials in such high demand, it means that production of new appliances has slowed. With limited supply and continued demand for these products, prices remain high, and there can be long lead times.

This makes buying used laundry appliances, kitchen appliances, and other major appliances a great option. It allows you to get a much higher spec model at a fraction of the price and you can walk away with it the same day.  

The other thing with used appliances is that you’re generally getting something that’s in very good condition. These units have been lovingly restored by professionals and do come with warranties - at least when you shop with us. This can give you peace of mind that your investment is going to last.

Should You Buy Used Appliances: Tips to Follow When Researching Previously Used Appliances

We know that buying used appliances is good for the environment and your wallet - but are you taking a risk?

The key thing here is where you buy your used appliances from. A reputable source is key. There are lots of online marketplaces where you can get used appliances, and sometimes this can result in a great bargain. The thing is, you just don’t know what you’re getting and there are no guarantees your appliance will be functional let alone long-lasting.

If you’re going to spend money on a used appliance, then you need it to be safe, functional, and in good condition. This is why the best option is to buy from an experienced used appliance store like Maysfield who has real, reliable, certified technicians where you can ask all your questions.

Why Choose Maysfield for Your Used Appliances?

At Maysfield all of our appliances have been carefully inspected and restored by experienced engineers. This gives you the confidence you need to invest your money in a used appliance.

With warranties on many of our products, you know you’re getting a good appliance while also saving yourself some money. Buying used appliances is good for the environment and your wallet!

Shop Used Appliances Today!