• To Repair or Replace?

  • To Repair or Replace?

    August 2, 2015 | nokcarin
  • To repair or replace, that is the question. Here are some things to consider when weighing the decision to repair or replace your appliance:

    • Age. How old is the appliance?  Every appliance has its life span.  Nowadays, if an appliance is between 8 and 12 years, it is regarded as old and is probably not worth repairing.  
    • Purchase Price.  The higher the purchase price, the longer it is expected to last.  Cheaper appliances, under $600-$800 will last between 8 and 12 years.  Appliances over $1000 may last up to 20 years and are worth the cost of repair.  Cheaper appliances are not worth costly repairs.
    • Consider the cost and hassle of getting rid of your old appliance.
    • Is your older appliance energy efficient?  Newer models are more energy and water efficient.  You will save on energy and water costs long-term with an energy efficient machine.
    • Are you satisfied with the overall performance of the appliance?  Is it a cosmetic repair only? 
    • What is the overall state of the appliance?  Are there other parts nots functioning at optimal levels which could soon need repair or replacement?  
    • ARC can assist you in determining if something is worth repairing.  Call us today.  Sometimes this can be assessed over the phone or a qualified technician can come out to your home to diagnose what the cost of your repair might be.