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May 13th, 2021
Appliances help us keep our lives on track. Where would we be without our refrigerator/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and garbage disposal? When any one of these stops functioning, it can quickly turn from an inconvenience into a disaster. Your immediate impulse might be to replace the appliance that is broken. But is that always the right option? Here is a quick guide to help you decide whether your appliance is worth repairing.
How Much Would It Cost?
Generally, the larger the appliance the costlier it is. So if your stove breaks, you’re looking at a major investment to buy a new one. But if your microwave goes, you can purchase one for under $75. Consumer Reports advises that if the cost to repair your appliance is greater than half the cost of a new one, it makes sense to replace it. Obviously you won’t know how much the repair would cost without consulting an appliance repair service. At Dave’s Appliance, our experts can diagnose your appliance’s problem and give you an estimate for the repair. With all of that information, you can make an informed decision.
Which Appliance Is it?
Other than cost, you have to consider how much you value your current appliance. Your refrigerator/freezer may have external ice and water dispensers, pull-out shelving, and other features you really appreciate. Your washer and dryer may fit just perfectly into the space in your utility room. Maybe you love to cook and bake and your stove suits you perfectly. It might even be that your appliances coordinate with your decor. These are definitely legitimate reasons to hesitate about replacing them when they break. Again, a visit from one of the friendly members of Dave’s Appliance team will help you understand the extent of your problem.
How Old Is It and Is It Still Under Warranty?
Major appliances like refrigerators or chest freezers often last from 10 to 20 years. Other appliances like trash compactors have an average life span of about 6 years. Most appliances also come with warranties, and often those can be extended if you choose to do so. When an appliance breaks down, it would be a good idea to find out if its warranty is still in force. If it’s not, check to see what the average life span is for your brand of that particular appliance.
What’s The Environmental Impact?
Often, the environmental impact of repairing or replacing isn’t considered at all. But perhaps you should think about it. If your appliance is old and inefficient, it may be using a lot of electricity. That’s bad for the environment and bad for your utility bills. If your appliance was made after 1992, it should have an Energy Star Rating to let you know how efficient it is. You can compare it to current appliances’ efficiency. On the other hand, your old appliance can’t just be thrown out. Major household appliances are banned from landfills in Wisconsin and the state urges that they be reused or recycled. In many places in Wisconsin, appliances are not picked up at the curb with other recyclables, nor are they accepted at many general recycling drop-off sites. It may be the more environmentally-responsible choice to repair rather than replace.
Whatever your appliance concern, the experts at Dave’s Appliance will be able to tell you what the problem is and help you decide whether or not it’s worth repairing. Give us a call.
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May 10th, 2019
Your household appliances are essential to your life. You rely on them to prepare meals, preserve food, heat water, and launder your clothes. Appliances make life easier. When a key appliance such as your stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine stop working, it can throw you off. You will want to fix the problem as fast as possible. Instead of trying to repair your appliance yourself, here are reasons to call in an expert for appliance repair:
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February 11th, 2019
Finding the right repair service after your home appliance warranty expires can be a challenging process. Working with an established company that specializes in home appliance repair in Milwaukee can often provide added peace of mind for residents of our area. Here are some of the most important things to look for when choosing a repair company for your appliances in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities:
Appliance Experience and Know-How
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December 21st, 2018
According to the most accurate forecasts, the U.S. household appliance industry will be worth $60 billion by 2025. While new appliances may be appealing to some, spending a little extra on home appliance repair is a better investment for many. Here are a few signs that you should hire a professional for repairs rather than taking the DIY route:
1. Your Tool Collection Fits in a Shoebox
If you want to get any job done right, you’ll need specific tools for any given scenario. The reality is that a few screwdrivers and locking pliers probably won’t be enough to fix a refrigerator on the fritz. Professional repair technicians have the tools necessary to bring your appliances up to snuff. (more…)
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August 14th, 2018
Are you wondering whether it’s time to call your local appliance repair service? While modern appliances are built to high standards of quality and can last well over a decade, they may occasionally need some repair and maintenance work done to keep them running right. Here are some situations in which it’s a good time to have your appliances professionally serviced: (more…)
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July 3rd, 2018
Summer is one of the most fun times of the year. Swimming, beach, warm weather, everything seems to be awesome. But there are those days where the heat is too much. Not just for you, your appliances can also get messed up with the extreme heat. The temperatures are only going to get hotter, with each year hitting new record heat levels. (more…)
June 27th, 2018
Whether you’re living in a trendy neighborhood in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, or you call one of the fast-growing suburbs in one of the counties surrounding the city home, you have plenty of options when it comes to updating your home, rental property, or apartment with new appliances. In fact, one of the best things about living in or around Milwaukee is that you can buy appliances from a big box retailer or furniture store, or you can buy lightly used appliances from second hand shops or online marketplaces. Either way, there are plenty of places to find stove ranges, washers, dryers, freezers, and refrigerators in the Milwaukee area.
What’s harder to find, however, is an appliance repair service you can trust. (more…)
February 28th, 2018
If one of your appliances no longer works at its best, you could be wondering if you should repair or replace it. The choice you will make depends on a few factors that you will need to consider if you want to select a path that makes sense for you.
Taking the time to learn if enlisting a professional to make the necessary repairs is worth the cost will allow you to save money. You will then be able to move forward with confidence because you will know what to expect at each step. In addition to saving money, taking the correct path can also save you time and energy. (more…)
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November 27th, 2017
If your dishwasher or another appliance in your home has recently broken, you are likely wondering what you should do so that you can solve the problem as quickly as possible. A broken dishwasher can cost you time and money if you don’t take steps to get it back up and running, but you might not know where to turn for answers. The good news is that you can come to us when you need dishwasher repair services, and we promise that we won’t let you down. You will know that you are in good hands as soon as a member of our team arrives at your door, and you will uncover the top benefits of hiring us. (more…)
July 5th, 2016
Dishwashers, dryers and other major appliances in your home are expensive investments. You want to keep each one in perfect working order for many years. You might need dryer repair, which requires a professional’s help. Unfortunately, there are a few untrustworthy repair technicians that might create more problems than solving them. When you want to find a trustworthy appliance repair company, follow a few simple steps to locate them. (more…)