Many appliance owners make the mistake of throwing out their old appliances and buying new ones when something quits working the way that it once did. Having been married to an appliance repair technician for the past twenty years, I know very well how many times these thrown out appliances can be repaired for much less money than it cost the owner to replace them. I have put together several examples of repair work that needed to be done, how much it would have cost the owner to repair them, and how much they paid for new appliances. Hopefully, you will learn whether it is worth holding on to your old appliance and have it repaired.
Does your cranky, noisy, weak furnace need minor fixes, major repairs, or outright retirement? While these major appliances can work well for years or even decades, every mechanical part or system has its limits. Here are four sound reasons to consult a service professional about possible furnace repair or replacement.
1. High Energy Bills
Do your energy bills seem unnaturally high lately? If so, then you may be dealing with a furnace that's lost some of its operational efficiency and needs servicing. [Read More]
Refrigerators are built with complex parts. When your refrigerator is not working properly, any of these parts may need repair or replacement. The following is a list of 10 refrigerator parts that most commonly require repair or replacement from a appliance repair technician or service:
1. The Temperature Control Knob
This knob monitors and adjusts refrigerator and freezer temperature to keep food fresh and at a proper setting. The control is built with wires attached. [Read More]