Repairs vs. Replacement: What’s Right for Me?

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When an appliance breaks down, there are multiple options for the homeowner to explore and determine what the best option for them will be. The two options that they must consider are repair or replacement. It’s important to know that there are certain things that you should factor in for your decision and our team can help you make the right choice. Here are some things to think about when deciding whether to repair or replace.

The Life of the Appliance

When an appliance breaks down, you may want to consider just how old the appliance is. If the appliance is less than 10 years old, you can still get a number of years out of it if you choose to repair it and get it running like new. The older the unit is, the more likely it will need to be replaced in order to run effectively.

The Problem Experienced

In many situations, homeowners feel that the problem they are experiencing is much worse than it actually is. It’s important to have a professional appliance repair expert come out and look at the appliance to determine the exact issue. If it is a simple fix, the technician can take care of everything as soon as possible. If there’s something more serious, the technician can let you know.

The Cost of Repairs

For many, the deciding factor comes down to the total amount they are expected to pay. If the cost of repair is close to, equal to, or more than the cost of a new unit, the best option would be to replace the unit completely. If, however, the cost is less than half the cost of a replacement and is still under 10 years old, you should repairing.

At Mr. Appliance of Mentor, we make it our focus to provide our customers with the best possible option for them. We understand the difficulty in making this type of decision, especially when you are not prepared. We break it down for you so you know what to expect every step of the way.

Call us today to schedule your service.