Have you had the same refrigerator or oven since you moved into your home? Wondering if it’s time to replace those or other appliances?
Below, we’ve provided a guide to help you determine whether it’s time to replace those old household appliances.
The oven is an essential part of any household, so it should always work efficiently. An oven on the fritz could burn meals and even catch fire. For the most part, a good oven should last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Of course, this can vary based on the type of oven you have as well as how often you use it. Common signs of an oven that needs replacing include burnt food, strange odors and strange sounds.
If your oven is taking a long time to heat up, you may need a new one. Modern ovens should especially heat up quickly. Common issues associated with an oven taking too long to heat up include a faulty temperature sensor and a broken power supply. Consider having a repair professional check for these issues before replacing your oven.
Refrigerators often show obvious signs they’re broken. For example, a broken refrigerator probably won’t get cold. They may also show signs of increased condensation and the growth of mildew. If you notice any of these problems, contact a repair professional right away. You risk losing all the food in your refrigerator otherwise.
Most refrigerators last a decade or so. If yours is getting up there in age, keep a lookout for the problems mentioned above.
Like refrigerators, most good dishwashers last around a decade. You can take care of your dishwasher by regularly cleaning the filter, doors and spray arm. Signs of a broken dishwasher include problems draining, rust and broken latches. Also, a broken dishwasher won’t properly clean your dishes, often leaving behind food residue and stains.
Washer and dryer
Both your washer and dryer should last up to 10 years with proper maintenance. If your washer is reaching the 10-year mark, routinely check for pooling water near the bottom and increased water bills. When on the fritz, both appliances may make a lot of noise and cause an increase in energy bills.
Should I replace my household appliances or have them repaired?
What’s the age of your appliance? If it’s over a decade old and experiencing major issues, you’ll probably need to replace it. That said, appliances can break completely at a younger age as well.
If you’re constantly having to pay for repairs for a certain appliance, you’re better off replacing it. Be sure to first check with the manufacturer and see if there’s a warranty available. Investing in modern appliances can even help improve home decor.
Ready to replace your appliances?
If you think it’s time to replace some of your appliances, visit Crowleys Homeworks today. We have a huge variety of great options from name brands, all available at fair and competitive prices. Let one of our experts help you find something great for your home.