Big appliances are not a yearly purchase. They usually last for many years so that they may need to be replaced only once or twice. Appliances are usually major investments, so decide with care before deciding when and what to buy. The most important appliances to buy for a modern home, in the order of importance, are:

4 Appliances Every Modern Home Needs

Air Conditioner

Most homes in warm climates have air conditioning. It may be an extravagance for some people, but it can be essential to others. Its main functions are: to maintain proper humidity all around, get rid of the excessive humidity in the air during particular seasons, provide a sufficient amount of ventilation, get rid of micro-organisms, dust, soot, and other foreign bodies from the air, lower the room temperature during particular seasons, and for warming up rooms in cold weather.

Water Heater

The water heater is a very important appliance to own in the US. The changing weather and temperature demand the ability to obtain heat water for many household applications.

Usually cold water comes into the home through a system of pipes. Professionals, like those at HELP Plumbing Heating, Cooling and Electric, know that a water heater is needed to warm the water for a shower or bath or to use the dishwasher or washing machine. Water heaters are commonly found in most homes. They look like big cylinders and are usually stored in the garage, laundry room or basement. They are a pretty simple appliance; they are basically drums filled with water with heating mechanisms on their bottoms. Water heaters deliver hot water to the faucet wherever they are needed – in bathing, cooking, and other activities that need hot water.


Of course, stoves always have been a necessity of life. The stove has always been needed for heating as well as cooking foods. The only thing about stoves is the difference between a gas and an electric stove. In terms of efficiency, gas stoves are always the runaway winner. A gas stove costs less than half as much to operate than the electric.


The refrigerator is designed to keep perishable foods cold to make them last longer. It is used to keep drinks cold and to make ice. The refrigerator also helps lower the cost of food shopping and preparation while providing convenience. The refrigerator is more a luxury than a necessity. People in the past did not have refrigerators, and they survived well. Refrigerators really make life easier and more comfortable. While some of these big appliances are needed for everyday tasks, many smaller appliances are slowly entering the homes not to replace the big appliance, but to break down their tasks to smaller, easier ones.

In addition more features are being added to the old models to increase their efficiency as well as to improve their aesthetic looks.