Better to Repair or Replace a Broken Appliance

It’s unfortunate, but there are plenty of times when some of the things we rely on most in our homes can break down, including our appliances. There are a number of reasons an appliance can have an issue, including failure to maintain the unit or the age of the appliance itself. When something goes wrong, though, it’s up to the homeowner to make a decision regarding what they want to do with the appliance. You can either repair the machine or replace it. Here are some things to consider.

Time for Repairs

You’ll have a better sense of whether to repair or replace the appliance when you understand what to look for when they stop working. For instance, if the appliance is still relatively new and has not had many problems before, repairs should not be as expensive and it can be easier to fix the issue at hand.

The severity of the problem can also dictate if you should repair the appliance. Some smaller repairs can mean less costs involved, and it would be more efficient to repair the appliance rather than buying a brand new unit.

Time for Replacements

There are some times — even though we always recommend trying to repair first — when replacements are necessary. Most appliances have a life expectancy of roughly 20 years, so if the appliance is older and breaks, it may be the most beneficial option to replace it.

One thing to consider is the total cost of the repairs. If it comes close to the total cost of a replacement unit, no matter how old the appliance is, you should pay for the replacement. Also, if your appliance is consistently breaking, the total cost of multiple repairs can add up.

At Mr. Appliance of Redlands & Yucaipa, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide our customers with the repair services they need when they need them the most. You can have peace of mind knowing that our team is coming to your home to fix any issues you may have.

Ready to schedule your service? Call our team today.

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