Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the house. If you start to notice it is not cooling as it should, or it fails to work all together, you need to know when it is better to repair or replace. Each situation is a bit different as it depends on not only the problem, but also your personal budget and how long an appliance repair can extend the life of the unit. A-Tech Appliance can assist you with deciding the best option for you based on our in-home inspection. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you determine when to repair or replace your fridge.

Age of Your Fridge

Most fridges last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. If your refrigerator is less than eight years old, it likely is best to repair it. However, if the unit is 15 years or older, it may be better in the long run to replace it. You don’t want to pay for an appliance repair, only to face another costly repair in the future.

Energy Usage

Some older refrigerators seem to last forever. However, they are also major electricity hogs. Often a single repair can extend the life of your refrigerator for several years. However, you may want to consider upgrading simply because of how much it costs you to run it. Brand new energy efficient refrigerators come with more features and could slash your electrical consumption.

A-Tech Appliance Parts & Repair is ready to help whether you need of an appliance repair or have questions regarding your refrigerator. Call us to make an appointment. You’re in good hands with our trained technicians who have been trained to work on any appliance or brand.