Home Appliance Repair. Repair Or Replace?
When it comes to home appliance repair, we have all been there. What to do when one of our home appliances breaks down? It seems people fall into one of two different camps. In one camp, the first thought is to call a qualified repair service to fix the appliance. In the other, the inclination is to bypass repair and go straight to replacement with a new appliance.
One or the other may seem to be the better option. But, in fact, there are advantages to both ways of thinking.
So, when should repair be considered and when should replacement? Without a doubt, the gating item in this decision is cost.
Deciding When Home Appliance Repair Makes Sense
In our world today the price of many standard home appliances have lowered to the point that, if you have had and used the appliance for a certain length of time, it may make financial sense scrape the broken machine and buy a replacement. Case in point: various basic washing machines and clothes dryers are so reasonably priced, that the charge for the repair of a failed appliance is not worth the fix. It may seem counter intuitive, but in some cases you will save money in the long run by purchasing a new machine, rather than calling in a repair service each time the appliance breaks down.
Of course, the decision to opt for home appliance repair or for replacement depends very much on the particular home appliance. When you have made a major investment in your home appliances, perhaps opting for the highest ticket items with the most advanced features, repair may very well be your best choice. It is as possible today to spend multiple thousands of dollars to outfit a kitchen with the newest, most advance devices and machines. For example, some refrigerators can cost as much as a car.
Are you someone who has done major home renovations that include the most advanced appliances? Then you would well to compare the cost of repair to that of replacement. In some cases, a home appliance repair insurance policy is a wise choice. If the cost of replacement exceeds a few hundred dollars, it may be well worth your time to find a quality repair service.
Questions about the repair of specific home appliances? Check out our Appliance Repair Pages.
Home Appliance Repair and Your Family’s Kitchen Heirloom
One final consideration: just as some people find great satisfaction in working with workshop tools that belonged to a family member, so too, do some feel the same about a classic kitchen appliance handed down from another generation. If that description fits you, it could be that repair –no matter the price- is worth every penny.
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