ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND WATERPROOFING

Electrical appliances have become a necessary part of modern living, from TV to fridges, but it is important to ensure that they are safe and reliable to use. With the wide range of options available in the Indian market, it can be challenging to choose the right electrical appliance for your home. So, here are some things you should check before buying electrical appliances in India.

 

Safe to use device: You should ensure that the equipment has been certified by a competent authority, such as the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) or the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Look for safety features like automatic shut-off switches, over-temperature protection, and over-voltage protection to make sure the unit doesn’t cause any harm to you or your home.

 

Energy efficiency: Look for appliances with high energy efficiency ratings, as they will use less electricity and help you save on your electricity bills. Devices with high star ratings are generally more energy efficient. 

 

Long Lasting warranty : A warranty is an assurance from the manufacturer that the product is of good quality and will function as expected. Before buying an electrical appliance, check the warranty period and what it covers. Make sure the warranty covers those repairs or replacement of parts.

 

Brand and Reputation: Choose a trusted brand with a good reputation for producing high-quality products. You can research online to find out what other customers are saying about your brand and products.

 

 Price: Nevertheless, don’t compromise on safety, energy efficiency, and quality for the sake of getting things at a lower price. It is better to invest in a good quality device that will last longer than to buy a cheap one that will have to be replaced frequently.  

 

Electricity and water make an enthralling combination of jolting electricity, capable enough to toss you to the other side of the room or even burn it down. Hence,  waterproofing is an essential consideration for some electrical appliances, particularly those that are used in the bathroom. In today’s modern technology, most of the electronic products we use are waterproof to some extent, these appliances’ water resistance level is rated with what is called as IPX with various numbers such as IPX7 OR IPX4. So if you are making all your electronics waterproof, why give a second thought when waterproofing the walls around those sockets?

 

 Bathroom waterproofing is essential to protect your home from water damage, which can cause significant structural damage to the building and be costly to repair. Electrical appliances such as water heaters, geysers, and washing machines that are used in the bathroom should be waterproofed to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of your family. Waterproofing solutions  must be done all around the seepage-prone areas such as near the geyser or switchboards for trimmers in the bathroom area. These solutions are designed to prevent water from coming into contact with the electrical components of the appliance, reducing the risk of electrocution and other accidents. Bathrooms, especially after use, have the most moisture in their atmosphere. These moisture particles go into those electric sockets and cause shock circuits. Waterproofing the walls around outlets is important to keep your bathroom electrocution free and prevent water damage and mold growth. Whether you choose a sealer or membrane, make sure you use a product designed specifically for your bathroom and perform regular maintenance and inspections to see how it works.  

 

In conclusion, buying electrical appliances in India requires careful consideration of various factors, including safety features, energy efficiency, warranty, brand, reputation, and price. When purchasing electrical appliances that will be used in the bathroom, waterproofing is essential to ensure the safety of your family and to protect your home from water damage. Look for appliances with an IPX4 waterproof rating and ensure that they have been certified by authorized agencies. By following these guidelines, you can make informed decisions and choose high-quality electrical appliances that are safe, reliable, and energy-efficient.

 

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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