At what time is it best to replace or repair an appliance. As for myself we try to keep and appliance going until there is no life left. This is not always the best way to go. Something age teaches you over time. Understand if I have a warranty on an appliance it will be fixed. However if to get an extended warranty cost almost as much as a new appliance forget it, I will buy new. Reasons for buying new 1. Age of Appliance . 2. What is really wrong with the Appliance can my husband fix it?? He is pretty good most of the time. 3. Do I need a repair person pay the trip charge then the repair. Trip charge range from $60 – $85 then add parts and time. At this time new starts to look pretty good. Depending on the item cost of old VS new. These are the typically life expectancy of appliances. Give or take!
Refrigerator: 15-19 years
Clothes Dryer: 13-14 years
Clothes Washer: 11-13 years
Range: Electric 12 years Gas 13 years
Water Heater: Electric 14 years Gas 11-13 years
What I have found out, the newer appliance are for the most part more Energy efficient this is the pro the con is they seem to take more time to clean. My examples are the washer and a energy efficient dishwasher. So I plan my schedule accordingly. The newer item my washer has more buttons to chose from and it chimes when I change setting. I am sure my grandmother would have loved it.
Thank you for your time. When you think of buying a new or an existing home. Please think of me, Colette Murdock 405-642-3481 I am with Keller Williams.
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