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Household Appliance Repairs: Should You Fix or Replace Your Appliance?

Household Appliance Repairs: Should You Fix or Replace Your Appliance?

When your refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, or any other household appliance develops a problem, it will undoubtedly cause both stress and inconvenience. One major decision that you’ll need to make is whether you should repair or replace your broken appliance. If you are struggling to make this choice, we can help you find the best option for your household appliance repairs.

How old is the appliance?

If your appliance is relatively new, then repairs usually prove more beneficial than replacement. In many cases, it’s easier to find parts for newer models than older ones. Appliances are made in large quantities, but once production of a model ends, sourcing parts can become difficult. That said, repair experts understand this challenge, and they will have at least one solution to offer in such cases.

How much do household appliance repairs cost?

The cost of repairs will often determine whether or not you go ahead with the work. If you don’t have the money on hand to pay for repairs, then your appliance will need to remain as is until you have it. If repairs cost far too much, the replacing your appliance might be a better financial option.

How much would it cost to replace?

When one of your household appliances breaks, it’s good to find out how much it would cost to replace. Compare these prices to the cost of repairs. If you need a minor part replacement or a small repair for your appliance then you shouldn’t opt for appliance replacement. If it costs more to repair your fridge, oven, washer, or any other appliance, then you need to replace it. Sometimes, even if the repairs are pricey, they will still cost a bit less. For those on a tight budget, repairs are the best choice.

Do you have the time to shop around?

If you need to buy a new appliance, you will have to do a fair amount of shopping around. Even shopping online takes a certain amount of time and shoppers prefer to get an up-close look at large appliances before making any decisions. Shopping for a new appliance takes at least a day or two. If you cannot transport the appliance yourself, you will need to arrange for transportation and this can cause additional delays.

While you might be happy to wait for a new washer or dishwasher, your stove, oven, and fridge are needed on a daily basis which means that wasting time is not an option. Appliance repairs can be done in a matter of hours. After calling a specialist in your area, you can expect them to arrive that same day. If your repair technician arrives with the tools and spare parts on hand, they can complete repairs on the spot.

How attached are you to your old appliance?

While some people might not understand how it’s possible to become attached to an appliance, others will agree that they are associated with several memories. Think about a couple that has been married for several years and their fridge that they bought together with whatever little money they had at the time. For those sentimental types, it’s tough to let go of these kinds of memories and their appliances feel more like old friends than inanimate objects. Not to mention the fact that many people don’t like changes. Familiarity is often what makes your house feel like home. In such cases, no matter how much the repairs cost, they will always pay off in a sentimental way.

When you need speedy appliance repairs at an affordable price, call our experts at Express Appliance Repair. We are proud to offer same day service as well as our satisfaction guarantee on all household appliance repairs.

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