How Do I Know When to Repair OR Replace My Home Appliance

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How Do I Know When to Repair OR Replace My Home Appliance

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1 How Old is Your Kitchen or Laundry Appliance If its beyond the kitchen or laundry Appliances Life Expectancy then it is probably time to put the home appliance out to pasture. Only exceptions are when it comes down to antique or top-of- the-line expensive appliances that have greater worth than just your standard residential appliance.

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National Averages for Your Household Appliances Life Expectancy: Refrigerators: 14 years Freezers: 16 years Gas Stoves or Ovens: 19 years Electric Stoves or Ovens: 16 years Range Hoods or Vent Hoods: 14 years Microwaves not countertop models: 8 years Dishwashers: 12 years Washing Machines: 12 years Gas Clothes Dryers: 13 years Electric Clothes Dryers: 14 years Garbage Disposals and Trash Compactors: 13 years

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2 Cost to Repair Broken Appliance VS the Purchase Price of a Brand New Appliance Sorry sentimental value does not factor into this cost. If the Cost to Repair is greater than Half the Value 50 of the Price to Buy a Brand New Appliance its probably a wiser choice to invest in a new home appliance. Also the cost to run a newer appliance is also Much Lower and Eco-Friendly than your older laundry or kitchen appliance in most cases. In some circumstances the Energy Savings per year can actually pay for the full cost of the newer appliance. These Energy Saving Appliances are labeled with a big yellow "Energy Guide" tag that can be found on some new appliance in local stores or online. The government even offers a tax credit on some refrigerators dryers washers and more with this tag. Once again high-end expensive commercial or antique appliances are an exception to the rule.

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National Averages on the Cost of a NEW Residential Appliance Refrigerator: 800-2700 Stove/Oven: 400-1300 Non-Countertop Microwave: 300-600 Dishwasher: 400-1300 Washer: 600-1100 Dryer: 500-1200

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3 Check the Manufacturers Warranty Before You Call an Appliance Repair Company You should always check with the manufacturer or reference the appliances user manual first. You can see if the appliance is under warranty or if there were any recalls that you may have missed. Most manufacturers even keep replacement parts for at least 10 Years Beyond the date the laundry or kitchen appliance was made. This will give you a relative idea of how available the parts are to repair your appliance in the future.

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So I hope this helped with your "Repair VS Replace My Home Appliance" decision. Just remember to ask yourself these 3 Simple Questions above and Im sure that youll come to an easy stressless affordable conclusion. Also keep in mind that an honorable and trusted appliance repair company might be able to provide more indepth information to your specific household needs. Thanks for reading and take care

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