Although your refrigerator may have been a trusty companion for a very long time, home appliances all have their expiration dates. Newer refrigerators tend to be more reliable and effective, and they typically work for a longer period of time. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your refrigerator.
Frequency of Repairs
Any appliance that must be routinely repaired is not one that shows promise for the future. If you realize that you have been spending more money than you are comfortable with on refrigerator repairs, it may be cost effective to buy a whole new unit; although the appliance itself may be an investment, you can rest assured that you will not have to worry about frequent and costly repairs. It is also important to keep in mind that not all refrigerators are repaired with the same level of effort.
Modern appliances are much more likely to offer high levels of efficiency than their older counterparts. Energy Star rated refrigerators can save you a substantial amount of money in energy costs while doing a better job of keeping your food fresh. Although these types of refrigerators are usually not cheap, they can pay back your initial investment over time via savings on your energy bills. If you are finding that your food is not staying fresh for a sufficient period of time or your energy bills are increasing, it may be time for a new unit.
There are a number of ways that age factors into a refrigerator’s value. These appliances have a general lifespan that may range from one to two decades. As a unit ages it tends to require more expensive repairs at more frequent rates. Refrigerators of up to fifteen years may be repaired, but older units should typically be replaced.
If you have determined that it is time to replace your refrigerator, contact Friedman’s Appliance or visit our website . We are a Concord based home appliance store that specializes in cooktops, washers, and barbecues in addition to refrigerators. For more information about our appliances give us a call at (925) 265-8402 today.