Ovens aren’t the type of home appliances you can keep around even if they’re not working properly. In fact, a malfunctioning oven or stovetop can be very dangerous. If your oven isn’t working correctly, you shouldn’t be using it all. Here are some signs that it may be time for a new oven.
Oven Isn’t Get Hot Enough
If your food hasn’t been cooking properly, coming out halfway done, or you find yourself needing to add more and more time to a meal – it may be time for a new oven. When your stove isn’t heating properly, you most likely have a broken or malfunctioning heating element. Call a professional appliance repair company to see if it can be fixed. But if not, it may be time to shop for a new appliance.
Your Energy Bill is Higher Than Usual
If your energy bills have been creeping up, this could be an indication of a problem with your oven. When a stove isn’t working correctly, it may be using more energy than usual to heat up. Call a repair company to help you identify the source of the higher energy bills.
Other than some subtle soft flicker of your pilot light, a properly working oven shouldn’t make much noise at all. If you hear buzzing, whirring, clicking, or cranking – that is a definite sign of a problem. If your oven is making noises, discontinue use right away and call a repair company for an inspection.
Rust and Grime
It’s ok if your oven isn’t sparkling clean all the time. However, rust and thick layers of grime are signs that your oven is old and not in great shape. If your oven has lots of grime, mildew, or rust that can’t be cleaned – it’s time for a new one.
Not sure if your oven is salvageable? The pros at Express Appliance Service can help you figure it out. Give us a call today!