Is your refrigerator running properly? Perhaps it needs some repairs, or perhaps it needs to be replaced. How do you know whether to repair or replace your refrigerator? You ask an appliance repair technician.
Any number of things can go wrong with a refrigerator from worn out parts to electrical issues. The first step is to get a professional to inspect it and diagnose the problem. Then you can determine whether or not the necessary repairs are worth the cost.
Repair Your Refrigerator When:
- The repair costs less than the value of the refrigerator. If a technician diagnoses the problem with your refrigerator and gives you an estimate for repairs that is less than the value of your refrigerator, it may be in your best interest to have it repaired. Just like any new item, once it is used it is not worth as much. So base your decision on the current value of your fridge, not on the cost of a new one. In many cases a repair will be less than a new refrigerator.
- Your refrigerator is not very old. If you’ve only had your refrigerator for a few years, it is likely worth repairing. The value of your fridge will be higher the newer it is. It may even still be under warranty, meaning the repair could be covered. Locate your warranty information and check to see what parts are included and for how long.
- You are not planning to stay in your current home for long. In many cases the refrigerator stays with the home when someone moves. If you’re not planning to stay long in your current home, don’t purchase a brand new refrigerator you won’t get to enjoy for long. Repairing the old one, as long as it is repairable, may be in your best interest in this case. On the other hand, new appliances can be an attractive quality to potential buyers, so it may depend on how old your refrigerator is, as well as your other kitchen appliances.
Replace Your Refrigerator When:
- Your refrigerator is old. If your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, think long and hard before repairing it. For one thing, an older refrigerator will operate less efficiently than a new one. And as a fridge ages it may continue to wear out and need more frequent repairs. You will likely save money in the long run by replacing your old refrigerator with a new one.
- The repair costs more than what the refrigerator is worth. Once you get an estimate for the amount of repairs, compare that cost with what your fridge is worth. If repairs will cost more than half of the cost or higher, it may not be worth investing that much money into repairs.
- You can find a replacement refrigerator for a good price. Another consideration is the cost of a new or slightly used refrigerator. If you have an opportunity to get a great price on a new, or newer, refrigerator to replace your old refrigerator, you may want to take advantage of that deal while you can.
Ensure You Are Getting Reliable Repairs
Making the right decision to repair or replace a refrigerator hinges on hiring a reliable repair service for the diagnostic and repair. Choose an appliance repair service that has a good reputation and quality reviews. Make sure you get an estimate in writing before agreeing to repairs so that you don’t end up paying more than you were expecting.
Trust Your Refrigerator to America’s Appliance Repair
If you’re in need of refrigerator repair in Texas, America’s Appliance Repair is a licensed refrigerator repair service. We will diagnose the problem and give you an accurate estimate of the cost of repairs so that you can make an informed decision about repairing or replacing your refrigerator.
Call (800) 639-9340 or contact us today for a free estimate. We look forward to providing you with quality appliance repair service.