Updated: May 20
Installing a new appliance can be an exciting experience, but it can also come with some unexpected surprises. Here are some common appliance installation surprises that you might encounter
Electrical requirements: Many appliances require a specific electrical setup that you may not have in your home. For example, a high-end oven may require a 240-volt outlet or a gas dryer may require a special gas line hookup. Before you buy an appliance, make sure you know the specific electrical requirements and have the necessary setup or can have one installed.
Space requirements: It's important to measure the space where you plan to install your new appliance and make sure it will fit properly. Some appliances require specific clearance distances from walls or cabinets, so make sure you have enough space for both the appliance and the required clearances.
Water connections: If you're installing an appliance that requires a water connection, such as a dishwasher or refrigerator with an ice maker, you may need to have a water line installed or extended. This can add to the cost and complexity of the installation.
Leveling: Appliances that require a level surface, such as refrigerators or washing machines, may need to be adjusted or leveled during installation. If your floors are uneven, this can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
Ventilation: Some appliances, such as dryers or range hoods, require proper ventilation to function correctly. Make sure you have the necessary ductwork or venting installed before you begin the installation.
While these surprises can be frustrating, they can also be avoided with proper planning and preparation. Make sure you have all the necessary information and tools before you begin your appliance installation, and don't hesitate to call in a professional such as T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair at 336-350-7004 if you're unsure about any aspect of the installation process.