There is always something thrilling about buying something new for your home, especially when it is done to make things nicer as opposed to making up for something going wrong. For newly-minted homeowners or those looking to revamp things around the old homestead, buying an appliance package is a really nice way getting a number of appliances all at once. This makes it easier to match color & manufacturer, but perhaps the best thing about an appliance package happens to be the possible savings that may come your way.Then again, are savings a given when it comes to buying your appliances at once? As you’d expect from anything involving home wares of any kind, going for an appliance package can have its pitfalls, thus leading many individuals to tackle furnishing their homes one piece at a time.Still, home experts & appliance gurus agree that the appliance packages you see advertised throughout the year are full of tremendous savings so long as you follow a few guidelines & ask some fairly specific questions:Are the actual models in the package what you’re looking for & do they have all the features you really want? As you’d expect from a package deal, the savings comes from being able to pair various manufacturers of appliances together. These pairings can technically be beneficial for both the seller & the consumer, but you as the consumer don’t have an option for what particular models you want. You also have to be sure that the models that do come with the package actually have features & options you want. Sure, the savings might be nice, but if you’re conceding more than you want to, are you really saving money or just making due?Are the appliances in the package “energy-star rated”? One way many appliance manufacturers pass tremendous savings onto the consumer is by making their product very efficient in terms of how they consume power. While appliance packages still have good quality products, you may find that they may not have the right type of energy efficiency you would like for your home. Yes, you’re paying less for the appliance itself, but if your monthly utility bill is higher, you do have to wonder whether you’re saving money or not.What if I decide that one of the appliances in the package isn’t for me? No matter how good a deal you come across, sometimes you just decide that it has to go back to the store. This can happen with any product, especially with an appliance. What’s more, appliances can be tough to gauge for your home if you’re not careful when doing your initial shopping. Maybe you didn’t measure well enough for installation. Maybe your home doesn’t have the right connection or power source. No matter the case, you may be facing restocking fees, installation fees, or additional fees if you choose to go with another model & are making up the difference. When you go in for a package deal on appliances, you really are committing to the whole deal, and as with anything you part out, sometimes you end up losing money.An appliance package may be the ideal way to save money, but unless you’re a savvy shopper willing to do a little work, you may end up not saving money at all.