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HOW LONG DO MAJOR HOME APPLIANCES LAST?

IMG_0100Whether you’re about to become a first-time homebuyer, or are already a property owner and are now going over the condition of your current appliances and your budget for new ones, it’s worth taking a closer look at some of those big ticket items. They may seem just fine but may be closer to breaking down than you think.

Below is the National Association of Home Builders general guidelines for the life expectancy of those major appliances.

For those in the market to buy right now, you may be able to negotiate a cash credit from the seller to repair or replace a high priced appliance that is worn out and old.

Gas range ovens have the longest life expectancy among appliances. They should last about 15 years.
Refrigerators and dryers are at 13 years.
Washing machines expected life at 10 years.
Electric or gas dryers at 13 years.
Dishwashers and microwave ovens should last about nine years.
Followed by trash compactors that average out at six years.
The NAHB study also found that changes in styling, technology and consumer preferences tend to push major home appliances out the door long before they’re worn out and needing to be replaced.
For example, earlier this year, GE introduced the Café Series French door refrigerator with a built-in Keurig K-Cup brewing system, available in stainless steel with an MSRP of $3,300. A selling point of the appliance is that it frees up counter space since you’ll no longer need your coffeemaker.
As far as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning goes, these systems need to be properly maintained for maximum efficiency and life expectancy. Even in the best case scenario, most HVAC components only last 15 to 25 years. Usually furnaces last 15-20 years, heat pumps 16 years and air conditioning units 10-15 years. Thermostats usually get replaced before the end of their 35-year lifespan due to technological improvements.
Customers who want to replace their 20-year-old refrigerator are surprised when told the average life expectancy of a new one is seven to 12 years. Consumer products just don’t last as long as they used to. Keep this helpful guide in mind when planning and budgeting for your next major home improvement project.

All in One Kitchen Appliance

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Are you looking for a sink, a small refrigerator, stove or even some kitchen storage space?  How about all four of them in one convenient piece? Avanti has special 30” and 36” complete compact kitchen sets including a refrigerator. These sets come with almost everything you will need for your kitchen while taking up a minimal amount of space. They contain many parts and are very similar with just a couple main differences.

Some of the features in the 36” set are a stainless steel sink with chrome faucet and a stainless steel countertop. There are two electric heating elements at 500 and 1000 watts with power indicator lights. There is integrated backsplash on top to help keep clean. The refrigerator is 3.0 CF and has a reversible door that you can give a right or left swing. It has an adjustable full range thermostat and an auto defroster. Also included is a crisper with a glass lid. The white cabinet has 2 adjustable and removable slide-out shelves and convenient door racks.

The 30” set is very similar with just a few key differences other than size. The grills are on the left side of the top rather than the right side and the refrigerator is on the left side in the front. This refrigerator also has reversible door with all the same features. This set is also ADA compliant to make easy to use for those with disabilities.

If this looks like the exact thing your apartment or your tenant might need come by either of our showrooms today and take a look. The model numbers for the piece are CK30-2 and CK36-2.

North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300
Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

Grand Opening Special!

Feder’s Distributors has opened its newest location in Santa Monica!  We are located at 700 Colorado Avenue (at 7th Street) in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse.  To celebrate our Grand Opening, we are happy to offer our new customers FREE LOCAL DELIVERY on orders of $299 or more, now through March 29.  Call or visit us today to take advantage of this great offer!

Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse:
700 Colorado Avenue (entrance on 7th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-450-8585
TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

What is a “Smart” Appliance?

“Appliances aren’t just big boxes sitting in the corner anymore.  The next appliance to go in your kitchen or laundry room may not get out of the house much, but it will at least talk to the outside world. The next generation of “smart” appliances will likely connect to your phone, negotiate rates with the power company, and even communicate with other appliances.”  Click here to check out this article about “smart” appliances and then call or visit Feder’s Distributors to order your new “smart” appliances today!!

We have two locations in North Hollywood and we are now open in Santa Monica in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse!

North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300
Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

Carlson’s Appliances in Santa Monica, CA Closed. Feder’s Distributors to Open New Location!

As you probably know, Carlson’s Appliances is going out of business at the end of the year. They have been a Santa Monica staple for more than 50 years, and that means a lot in today’s day and age.

My name is Marcus Feder, a second-generation family business owner. My father founded our kitchen appliances and air conditioner business, Feder’s Distributors, more than 45 years ago!

Family business means personal service. It means getting the absolute best effort from an experienced salesperson when you have questions or need assistance.  Small business is being able to walk into a showroom, or call on the telephone, or send a message and get an actual person to provide options, confirmation, delivery, and installation without issues.

At Feder’s Distributors, you get ALL that. We are a small family business of experienced experts. We provide all major kitchen appliances, laundry, plumbing supplies, and air conditioning. Our ordering process is simple: whether you’re buying one stove to replace another, or a hundred refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and stoves with laundry for each unit, we offer the best of everything: sales, delivery, and installation (often with same-day service).

We currently operate out of two locations in North Hollywood and will be opening a brand-new location in Santa Monica next month. In fact, we’ll be at the former Carlson’s warehouse on Colorado Boulevard!

You can call us to order product: 323-877-8957, 818-769-8000, toll-Free 866-333-3770; you may fax us your order: 818-769-9613 (print a PO at www.AAFeders.com/po); order online: www.AAFeders.com, or send us an emailinfo@AAFeders.com.

Contact us now for a free appliance and air conditioner assessment* and to place your next order!

We promise to offer you the best prices and will beat any advertised price. We promise to provide the best products and service available, and we promise to make it simple on you.

We look forward to working with you the next time you need a new products for your home, multifamily property, or community development.

Sincerely

Marcus H. Feder

Our Websites

If you’re in the market for brand-new kitchen appliances at great prices, please take a look at the Feder’s Outlet website: www.FedersOutlet.com. Here, you’ll find mid- to high-end refrigerators, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, and many other major appliances and laundry pieces with minor scratches, dings, or dents for up to 25%-60% off regular prices! Products from manufacturers like KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Maytag, Frigidaire and others are just a click away!

If you are an apartment owner, manager, or tenant, please take a look at our new website, www.ApartmentSupply.com. Here, you’ll find our absolute best prices on all new stoves, refrigerators, ovens, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and all other items you might need for your apartment. More product types are coming soon!

Our New Website, ApartmentSupply.com, is Now Live!

Please visit our new website, Apartment Supply.com for current costs and special prices. Since Feder’s Distributors specializes in selling, delivering, and installing major kitchen appliances, room air conditioners, and laundry units to multifamily units, this site reflects our amazing prices and specialties more clearly to our managers, owners, builders, contractors, and designers.

Browse items, explore pricing, order products at the best prices around, and Feder’s Distributors will deliver, ship, or make your order available for pick-up at one of our North Hollywood locations.

How About A $3,349.00 Stainless Steel KitchenAid Refrigerator For $1,380.00?

Save almost $2,000 on a brand-new Energy Star qualified side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator at Feder’s Outlet!

List Price for this KitchenAid refrigerator is $3,349.00.

Cutout Width: 36″, Height to top of cabinet: 71½”, Depth with door open at 90°: 45½”, Cutout depth: 24½”, Cutout height: 72 1/8″

Features: ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System ensures ingredients remain fresh for maximum taste and texture, AquaSense™ Base-Grille Filtration System – filtered by PuR® – reduces water impurities and saves storage space, Automatic ice maker ensures a constant supply of ice on hand at all times, Automatic ice maker ensures a constant supply of ice on hand at all times, The advanced electronic through-the-door ice & water dispenser with Quick-Fill provides fast, easy access,

Capacity: Refrigerator: 14.9 CuFt, Freezer: 9.6 CuFt, Total: 24.5 CuFt

Feder’s Outlet Price: $1,680.00 [Purchase now]

Save an additional $300.00 when you apply for the California Cash For Appliances rebate: $200.00 and Department of Water and Power rebate: $100.00 (Edison rebate is $50.00).

With Or Without Cash For Appliances, It’s STILL A Great Time To Buy Appliances!

If you’ve been in the market recently for any major product, you’ve realized prices haven’t dropped significantly in the past few years.  I mean, there really aren’t too many great deals on cars or kitchen appliances.  Right?

Well, not really.  As I’m sure you know by now, there’s a cash incentive when you dispose of your environmentally unfriendly refrigerator that you’ve owned for 20 years.  In fact, there’s a cash incentive when you dispose of your clothes washer and your room air conditioner as well.  Up to $350.00 in incentives in fact.

But the problem is, you have to purchase a new one on their short list of acceptable models.  Most are extremely expensive.

For example, if you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, take this Whirlpool model.  As you can see, it’s #1 Rated Side-by-Side Refrigerator by a leading consumer magazine.  25.6 Cubic Feet, stainless steel and beautiful!  It’s sale price is $1,799.00!  So, if you do the math, you’d receive $200.00 back from the State of California for the Cash For Appliances Program and another $50.00 to $65.00 from your local utility company.

You’ll be saving the Earth and saving up to 75% of what your existing 20 year old refrigerator is guzzling.

I think the program is great.  But not really for the rebates.  I think it’s really a great program due to the buzz it’s been creating.  I love it!  And, we’ve been reaping the fruits of it.  Although, I’m happy to sell a fridge for $1,799.00, and getting you your extra $265.00 back in rebates, I’d much prefer to sell you this refrigerator! Or this refrigerator!

Why spend $1,534.00, for a 25 cubic foot refrigerator, when you can get a very similar refrigerator for only $850 and some change? You may not get $200 back from the government or up to $65 back from your utility company, but you’d get about $950.00 in savings!  And this refrigerator and this refrigerator is also an energy star model, so you’d still be saving the environment and yourself up to about 75% of the energy your existing refrigerator is currently guzzling!

I think it’s a no-brainer!

So if you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, clothes washer, room air conditioner, or really any other kitchen or home appliance,  come on by, or visit us here.  Now is the perfect time to buy even if not for the great cash incentives of the Cash For Appliance Program!

California Will Give You $50.00 For This!

Have an old washing machine like this one sitting around waiting to be picked up?  Planning on purchasing a new one for your home?

The Cash for Appliances program begins on April 22, 2010 (Earth Day) in California and would be a great time for you to get it done!

As a Platinum Partner with the program, Feder’s Distributors will be happy to pick up your old washing machine when we deliver your new one, haul it away and recycle it for you at no extra charge!  We’ll give you a receipt for proof of recycling, along with all the forms that need to be filled out so you can receive a $50 check from the state.

As you probably already know, California received $35.2 million to educate and give incentives to California consumers when they purchase brand-new energy star qualified washers, refrigerators, and room air conditioners.

If you plan to purchase any of these products, now would be the time to get a move on!

In addition to receiving $50.00 for your old washing machine, you can also earn $200.00 for your old refrigerator, and $50.00 for your old room air conditioner.  But not only that, you can still qualify for any additional manufacturer rebates as well as any additional utility company rebates!  Virtually making your new energy star qualified appliance close to free!

For example, when you turn in your old washing machine (like the one that’s more than 30 years old in the pictures above), and purchase a new one, you’ll receive a $50.00 check!

If you plan on purchasing a new energy star qualified refrigerator from Whirlpool, for example, you’ll not only receive $200.00 from the state just for turning your old refrigerator in, an additional $65.00 from your utility company (like DWP) and an additional $35.00 from DWP just for recycling your old refrigerator is also available.  Also, if Whirlpool has additional rebates for purchasing said energy star model, you’ll be eligible to receive that as well!

If you turn in your old room air conditioner, not only will you receive the $50 from California for the Cash for Appliances program, but you could also receive an additional $50 from your local utility company!

The best part? You’ll be helping keep your environment cleaner an use a much small percentage of energy than your old washer, refrigerator, or air conditioner!

We hope to see you on April 22, because the funds may run out soon (as they did in two days for many of the states who implemented the program months ago!).

Please contact us if you have any questions about this or any other program!