Replace or Repair Your Old Appliance
Fix the Old or Go to UAKC to buy a New One
How bad is the old one? Is your old refrigerator making grinding noises, and keeping you up at night? Really, if you're worrying about having a refrigerator full of spoiled food, you've got a very good reason to consider a new refrigerator. You should be heading down to Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center right now.
How old is the old one? If your old refrigerator looks like this:
How much is it going to cost to repair the old refrigerator? Well, just the trip charge is likely to cost you in the $50 range, and then there's finding the problem, getting the part which often needs to be ordered, and you know the rest. So, how much are you willing to spend to get your old fridge back in working order? My top price for repairing a refrigerator that is 8 to 10 years old is $250. If it's over 10 years old, I'm thinking $150. Remember, this service call is just the beginning.
…then what are you waiting for. Seriously, these days if you get more than 15 years out of your fridge you are ahead of the game. Also, it's not unusual at all for people to hand down a 8-10 year old refrigerator when buying a new home or doing a kitchen remodel. We all have different ways of justifying a new purchase in our mind, and it's certainly reasonable to consider the age and likely failure of an old appliance to justify a replacement.
It's also true that there are some really exciting new appliances coming to market these days. Smart or “connected” appliances are no longer novelties, some of these smart features even come as standard features. Not just smart appliances, but good looking too! Have you seen the black stainless steel? Just asking. Maybe it's time for you to call or visit the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center and find out more about new major appliances or decorative plumbing fixtures.