When one of your beloved home appliances stops working or if you notice that something is not quite right, your first thought will most likely be about the cost of repairs. It’s not uncommon for appliance owners to wonder whether repairs are worth it or if they should just buy a new appliance. If you are on the fence, here are some questions you should ask yourself.
What Is The Age Of The Appliance?
If your appliance is fairly new, repairs are usually the best bet. There is usually not much to gain by replacing an appliance that is just a few years old. On the other hand, if the appliance is more than a decade old, you might want to consider a replacement. Not only from a cost perspective, but energy efficiency too.
What Will Repairs Cost?
Even if the appliance is old, you might still be able to save time and money by opting for a repair over a replacement. If the repairs are minor, you can easily afford them and get so much more out of your existing appliance without having to replace it. If the new part or parts required are on the more expensive side of the scale, you may want to opt for a replacement instead.
What Will A New Appliance Cost?
This ties in with the point mentioned above. You don’t want to spend too much on repairs if you can get a replacement appliance for just a little bit more. Compare the cost of a new appliance with that of the repairs before making your decision. Not only this, but you should also take into account energy efficiency and any additional features of the new appliance before making your choice.
How Long Can You Go Without?
If you buy a new appliance, you will need to shop around, make your purchase and wait for the delivery. Many people simply don’t have this kind of time to spare. It will usually depend on the type of appliance and if you are able to wait around for the delivery. Even if you do your shopping online, you will still need to wait for the delivery and, on weekends, deliveries might only take place the following Monday.
Are There Any Emotional Attachments?
Let’s face it, your appliances are not just electronic devices in your home. There is a certain amount of sentimental attachment that goes with each one. There are memories associated with all of your appliances from the moment you bought them. If, for example, your appliance was a gift from a loved one who is no longer with you, it might give you that extra reason to opt for repairs instead of a replacement.
No matter the appliance that’s giving you trouble, when you need speedy repairs, you can always rely on Cooper Fix Appliance Repair. Our team has more than 20 years of experience repairing appliances of all brands and models. Contact us at +1(647) 483-3777 for all your appliance repair emergencies.