By Super User on Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Category: Uncategorized

Repair or Replace Guide

A good rule of thumb is to repair if the cost for the repair is less than 50% of purchasing a new appliance.

Top Reasons To Repair

  • The appliance is still under warranty
  • The appliance still has a long enough life expectancy left to justify repairing
  • The appliance repair cost is less than 50% of a new purchase
  • The appliance has been reliable prior to the current issue

Top Reasons to Replace

  • The appliance warranty is expired
  • The appliance is older than the average life expectancy
  • The appliance repair cost is greater than 50% of the cost of purchasing a new one
  • The appliance has had other issues previously
  • The unavailability of parts. As appliances age, the availability of replacement parts decreases, causing the cost of the parts to go up
  • Improved energy efficiency-especially for appliance built more than 15 years ago, you could save hundreds per year on your energy bill by upgrading to a newer model