Is It Worth Repairing Household Appliances?

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Thu, 08/18/2022 - 9:00am 

Is It Worth Repairing Household Appliances?

While you may not think about them often, your household appliances are necessary to your daily life. Whether you're washing a load of towels or enjoying ice cream from your freezer, you're using your appliances all the time. Unfortunately, they can break down from time to time.

Knowing That Your Appliance Needs Help

There are many different indications that your appliance may be malfunctioning. These include:

  • Not working at all
  • Not performing as it used to
  • Water leak
  • Odd noises
  • Burning smell

Whenever you experience any of these problems, you're faced with a decision. You can get your appliance repaired by a professional, or you can simply opt to replace it with a fresh one.

When is Repairing My Appliance Recommended?

It generally makes sense to repair appliances that have a repair cost that is less than the cost of replacing the appliance with a new one. Our best recommendation is to repair appliances with a repair cost of 50% or less of the cost of a brand-new appliance. You'll need to do some general research to determine what a new appliance of the same quality would cost to determine whether or not repairing it is an option.

When Should I Replace My Broken Appliance?

As we went over above, replacing a broken appliance makes sense if the repairs cost over 50% of the purchase price of a new appliance. However, there are some other vital times where you may want to consider new instead of repairing the old.

First and foremost, if your appliance is reaching the end of its recommended lifespan, you likely don't want to invest a lot of money in repairs. Rather, it makes sense to bite the bullet and buy a replacement unit. Another reason you may want to go with a newer model is to get a unit that operates in a more energy-efficient manner. Spending some money upfront can save you money over the long term via energy savings.

Lastly, you may want to consider replacing a broken appliance if you simply want a fresh look. Your older appliances may no longer fit the style of your home. A breakdown can be the perfect excuse you need to finally invest in those stylish appliances you've been dreaming of.

Call Us Today

If you're having trouble with one or more of your appliances, then give us a call at Command Service Center. Let our helpful technicians evaluate your appliance and provide a thorough report of what's wrong with it.


Need to request a service appointment? Contact Command Service Center at (847) 558-7780 or use our online form to get started today!