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When Should I Buy New Appliances?

3 Reasons to Replace an Appliance

Like most homeowners, there’s a chance the appliances that you have in your humble abode have been around for quite some time — and that’s okay! However, there does come a day when you may need to consider replacing them with newer, more efficient appliances. Here’s what to consider, friends.

Reason #1: Appliance Constantly Needs Repair

Do you have a problematic stove or refrigerator? If so, there’s a chance you have your appliance repair technician on speed dial. While there’s nothing wrong with a little fix here and there, if it’s an ongoing problem, you may want to consider replacing that appliance altogether.

Truthfully, you may find yourself in a unique situation: the number of service calls you’ve had to make over the past few months may eventually equate to the total of a new and improved appliance. While some new appliances come with a hefty price tag, other options can make it easier to kick your current appliance to the curb much quicker!

Reason #2: Appliance is 10 Years Old (or Older)

Sure, appliances may seem to age like fine wine — but, sometimes, the older they climb on the birthday ladder, the more problematic they may become over time. Before deeming every appliance is too old to be in your home, here’s a quick list of when to expect each appliance to “retire”:

  • Fridge: 10-15 years

  • Stove/Oven: 10-15 years

  • Dishwasher: 10-13 years

  • Washer/Dryer: 10 years

  • Microwave: 10-12 years

Reason #3: Appliance is Not Energy-Efficient

As we’ve mentioned earlier, while there’s nothing wrong with having an older appliance in your home, you may want to consider upgrading to a new and improved model. Appliances, such as ENERGY STAR certified appliances, provide homeowners with the power of a hard-working appliance but help save on operating costs (thanks to a reduction in energy consumption).

Residential Appliance Services You Can Trust in Milford, CT

If you live in Fairfield, Bridgeport, or the surrounding areas, finding an appliance repair company you can trust can be tough. Luckily, the team at Tri-City Heating and Cooling is here to lend a helping hand. To learn more about our expert appliance services, give us a call at (203) 303-5700 or fill out a quick form on our site!