Is it worth it to repair your house appliances?

Every homeowner will experience a broken appliance at some point. Whether it is a washing machine that has stopped spinning, a fridge that is no longer cooling, or a stove that will not heat up, individuals are sure to question whether shopping, comparing prices, and paying for the labor of installing an appliance is worth the time and energy rather than just fixing the appliance.

Generally, if a repair will cost more than half the price of a new appliance and the unit is more than six or seven years old, it might be time to buy new. There are some questions you should ask yourself before immediately replacing an appliance as soon as it seems broken.

shutterstock_62043919Is it actually broken?

This may seem like common sense, but people don’t often stop to consider that an appliance that has ceased working properly could be due to the outlet. If you have had a power surge, this could cause the appliance to not work.


Is this the first time it broke?

You may want to consider replacing your appliance if this is the second or third time your appliance has broken—especially if it is repeatedly the same part. If your appliance has broken for the first time, it may be worth just getting it repaired if the item is not too old.


How much would a new appliance cost?

It doesn’t hurt to check in with retailers to see how much the new product on the market costs. If you decide to purchase a new appliance, you can benefit from browsing and getting the best deal. If you choose to not immediately buy a new appliance, you can have an idea of cost in case the appliance breaks again.


Is the appliance under a warranty?

This is a very important question to ask. You could get your product repaired for free or a reduced rate if it in fact under a warranty. You may even get a brand new replacement.


Are there additional features on newer models that would be useful?

As technology advances, our appliances follow. For example, washing machines are now in the works of being created to run based off of commands from your smartphone. The washer and dryer will be able to communicate with each other. LG Electronics have come up with a smart refrigerator which can scan your receipts to maintain an inventory of the food and drinks you have inside. Vacuum cleaning robots are the new fad for keeping your floors dirt free. They can be controlled by smartphones or remotes and provides you with the convenience of not have to get up. Some of these robots even charge themselves.

If you are still unsure about whether or not you should replace your appliance or simply have it repaired, it is suggested to contact a certified technician. This individual will be able to provide with information regarding the value of your current product and how much life it may have left.

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