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We hear many common questions about household appliance repair. So today, we wanted to spend a little time going over some of these frequently asked questions.
Q. Is repairing an old appliance really a good investment?
A. When thinking about the cost of a new appliance, you need to consider both the quality of appliance you can afford as a replacement and the option of having your existing appliance properly repaired by a competent professional. We’re happy to evaluate your current appliances to give you some advice as to whether repairing it would be a good idea, or whether you should bite the bullet and buy a new one.
Q. Should I repair or replace my existing appliance?
A. If you are comparing having your existing machine repaired or replacing it with a machine that is comparable in price with what you paid for your machine 10 or so years ago, you will not be making a valid comparison. The machines are neither similar in quality nor durability for the same price. If you were to merely replace your existing appliance with one that costs about what you paid a decade ago, you’ll be repairing or junking the new machine every three to four years. You’ll either have to pay more up front for a new, high-quality machine that will give you another 10 years of trouble-free operation or you pay less up front for a low-end machine and then pay-as-you-go for repairs.
Q. I bought a new refrigerator/freezer and I was planning to move my old one out to the garage and use it for additional cold storage space. Will it damage the unit if I store it in the garage?
A. Only if it is a self-defrosting refrigerator and the temperature in your garage drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, it is possible that the oil could thicken and cause premature compression failure.
Q. I have an old refrigerator/freezer that doesn’t work anymore, and I need to get rid of it. What can I do?
A. The best option is to take it to your local landfill. However, the law does require that you have the refrigerant evacuated first. Your local appliance repair company should be able to do that for you.
These are only a few frequently asked questions when it comes to household appliance repair, but there are many more we hear on a regular basis! Check bag for more blog posts about these kinds of questions. In the meantime, if you need our help in any way, whether it’s to repair or install new or used household appliances, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bell’s Appliance Service.