I’ve always thought that buying a new major appliance is one of the most fun upgrades you can make in your home. They’re always shiny, new, and have some many great features you’re dying to test, so that waiting period between purchasing your new appliance and when it’s ready to be delivered and installed can feel a little like you’re a kid waiting for Christmas.
But the big day will finally come, and there are a few things you’ll need to know when you’re expecting a new appliance to show up at the door. Here’s a quick run down on the delivery and install of your new appliance and recycling your old appliance.
Delivery of your new appliance
Having an appliance delivered is a little different than having a computer, set or speakers, or something smaller delivered to your door. Heavy items like refrigerators, ranges, and dishwashers can’t be delivered by a normal courier so they have to be scheduled for delivery by Best Buy’s Home Delivery Personnel.
When you place your order you’ll automatically receive an email giving you the first delivery date available. If that doesn’t work it’s no problem: you’ll receive a call from a delivery specialist ahead of time to go over your order, and you’re free to reschedule your delivery time during that call. If you need to reschedule after that you can do so up to 48 hours before your scheduled delivery by calling 1-866-585-4494.
You’ll find the Home Delivery Personnel to be fast, efficient, and professional. Not only will they protect your floors by using carpet runners and booties, but they’ll un-box your appliance so you can inspect it, place it in the area designated for it, and clean up any excess packaging left over.
Installation of your new appliance
Some appliances are plug and play, so the delivery personnel can place it in the right area, plug it in, and it’s up and running. Other appliances, like dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, or cook tops, need extra connections or hook ups to work.
That’s where Best Buy’s licensed partners come in. They have professional installers who will get your new appliance set up and working right away, and it will all be done according to your local codes and regulations.
You can request an install when you speak to a delivery specialist after you purchase your new appliance, or you can ask for an install from a sales associate if you buy in store.
Recycling of your old appliance
Out with the old, in with the new! You’re going to love how your new appliance looks in your home, but you probably won’t enjoy having your old appliance sitting in the corner. If you don’t have a new home for it, the easiest solution is letting the delivery team take care of it for you.
For a small fee the home delivery personnel will remove your old appliance, take it to a recycling depot, and dispose of it safely. We’ll be talking a bit more about recycling in the next post in this series, but in the meantime it’s a quick and safe way to remove a large not-needed appliance from your home.
Shopping online for a new major appliance is one of the easiest things you can do, and now you also know how easy it is to arrange for delivery and install your new appliance. You can find all major appliances from great brands like LG, Samsung, Bosch, and Whirlpool on Bestbuy.ca right now, or take a look at Erin’s walk through of the newly designed stores with appliance showcases.
For more resources on major appliances, check out Best Buy Canada’s major appliance help hub.