The Big Decision: Repair or Replace?
In the appliance industry, the cheapest procedure to resolve a problem is repair. But when it comes to major repairs, to replace a refrigerator’s compressor for example, the wisest decision may be to buy a brand new appliance.
When you are hesitating whether to repair or replace your appliance, many different factors are taken into consideration. These factors include the initial price of the appliance, its regular maintenance, its ratings based on reliability, etc. The longevity of the appliance is the most important factor for the majority of our customers.
When to buy a new appliance:
When deciding whether to repair or replace your appliance do not forget to add the delivery and disposal expenses, i.e., if you buy a new appliance for $600, the total cost may jump to $800.
The majority of appliances need insignificant repairs, and more often it concerns the replacement of damaged parts. In such cases repair is the best economical solution. There is no point to buy a completely new appliance when the problem is only a cracked heating element, a punctured drain pump, or a fried control board, which can be repaired for less.
If the lifespan of your appliance has not expired yet, choose repair as the cheapest option. We will be glad to answer all your questions regarding repair or replacement and help you take a final decision. Do not hesitate to call us at (615) 410-2480 or e-mail us!
How to choose a new appliance:
The contemporary trend is to design new appliances which are technologically upgraded and incorporate more electronic components. Unfortunately, the more the components, the greater the number of part failures.
You can find state-of–the-art refrigerators and washing machines with up to four circuit boards. Due to this reason, when asked by our customers what appliance to choose, we usually give preference to solid, less modernized units, because expensive does not always mean reliable.
A great lot of appliance brands exit in the appliance industry, appliance manufacturers, however, are but a few. Look for yourself in the following table:
|Manufacturer||Brands / Makes|
|Whirlpool||Acros, Admiral, Amana, Bauknecht, Brastemp, Consul, Estate, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Kirkland, KitchenAid, Maytag, Privileg, Roper, and Whirlpool|
|Electrolux||Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Lehel, Tappan, Westinghouse, and White-Westinghouse|
|General Electric||General Electric and Hotpoint|
The situation becomes more complicated by the fact that some brands build their appliances out of parts produced by different appliance manufacturers.
For instance, several appliance manufacturers, namely Whirlpool, Bosch, GE, Panasonic, and Electrolux, stand behind the brand name of Kenmore. LG and Samsung – the two electronic empires from Korea supply electronic components that are installed in many American brands, GE among others.
finding the right decision
Our advice for customers on a strict budget is to choose the standard models of Whirlpool. Never forget that though less expensive these appliances may prove to be more reliable.
For customers who are willing to pay a little more, we recommend, based on our experience, appliances manufactured by Bosch, Sub Zero, and Thermador. Besides producing more reliable units than other manufacturers in the industry, each of these brands offers two-year warranties.
If you think that to buy a new appliance is a better option, may you be lucky to choose the best model that will serve your household for a long time. We hope that we have helped you with our advice and convinced you to choose ASAP as a trustworthy partner to meet your appliance repair needs in future!