Home appliances don’t last forever, but many of them, like washers and dryers, are made to last. If you have an appliance that’s experiencing some issues, it may be less expensive to repair it, and get several more years out of it before it’s time to replace it altogether. Let’s take a look at the benefits of repairing an appliance vs. replacing it.
Age Has a Lot to do with It
Depending on the age of your appliance, repairs may be the better option. If your appliance is 5 years old or younger, it should have many years left with just a repair. However, if your appliance is nearing ten years or older, it may be time to shop for a new one. Appliances are made to last many years, but when you know there are new, modern models out there that you wouldn’t have to spend time and money repairing, it’s best to weigh your options. Nevertheless, you should have the pros at Express Appliance Repair take a look first before buying a whole new appliance.
Cost for Repair vs. Replace
Small, easy repairs like replacing a belt on a dryer or a motor on a refrigerator are generally inexpensive. Be sure to get an estimate from a qualified, professional repair company. If the cost for the repair is significantly less than it would be for a new appliance, it makes more financial sense to pay for a repair.
Appliance Performance Overall
If your appliance has been reliable over the years and has always worked properly, aside from the current problem, a repair will most likely get it back to working order. If your appliance breaks down often and this isn’t the first time you’ve had to call a repair company because of it, it may be time for a new one.
Not sure if your appliance is repairable? Ask the experts at Express Appliance Repair. Call for an appointment today!