Appliance Repair Vs Replace Tips from the San Clemente Expert with ASAP Appliance Service

Several important factors to consider when deciding to repair a broken appliance or buy a new one

San Clemente CA– Service technicians with ASAP Appliance Repair are often asked for help deciding to repair or replace a broken appliance. The local appliance repair man has noticed how many people will throw out a good appliance when it would make more sense to have it fixed. Sometimes a minor repair like replacing a fuse or adjusting a setting is all that is necessary.

Technicians with ASAP Appliance Repair suggest several factors to consider such as the age of the appliance. All home appliances have an average useful life value, a number that represents the expected life of the appliance. Most appliances manufactured today are expected to last more than ten years. Of course, age is determined not only by number of years, but frequency of use. Appliances that are used less often and are very well taken care of will last longer.

Appliance repair is a wise choice with expensive, high-end appliances but those who own cheaper models might choose to buy a new one. If the unit is less than 10 years old and has functioned well for the most part, then a qualified service technician should evaluate the problem. ASAP Appliance Service ( technicians will provide their honest opinion as to weather the appliance is worth fixing or should be replaced.

Another factor to consider is the environment. Repairing an appliance will help cut down on pollution created in manufacturing new ones as well as destruction of habitats resulting in mining the materials used to build them. Sending old appliances to the landfill introduces chemicals like flame retardants, heavy metals, lead, arsenic and mercury into the groundwater. Refrigerators that are not processed properly can leak refrigerant into the environment.

In some cases, appliance repair is not the economical choice, especially if the fee is nearly as much as the cost of a new appliance. But, this is only one factor and alone, is not enough to make a wise choice. An appliance with a history of malfunction should be replaced. One that is breaking down often may have several faults making it weak as a whole. If for any reason one is unhappy with the appliance; it doesn’t look right in the home or it doesn’t fit right in the space, it’s hard to use or simply inefficient, they may not want to spend the money repairing it.

On the other hand, if they like the appliance, it matches well with surrounding décor, works great and has the best features then repairing it is a sensible idea. Purchasing a new appliance can be a lot of work when one considers researching new brands, getting one that looks right, disconnecting and disposing of the old one, having the new one installed, getting familiar with operating it and so on. Even though they come in standard sizes, the fit might be awkward and installation costly if a carpenter, plumber or electrician has to help with power, water or gas connections.

In spite of the hassle involved, there are advantages to buying new appliances. Newer models are generally more energy efficient and have upgraded features making them easier to use. New washing machines and dishwashers have water saving capabilities. The latest clothes dryers have moisture sensors that turn it off when laundry is dry. Many new appliances are Energy Star rated.

Owners are urged to consider all the facts before making the important decision as to appliance repair vs replace. If the choice is to replace it, then take the old one to a recycling center to prevent environmental damage.

ASAP Appliance Repair serves the San Clemente area, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach and surrounding neighborhoods. Visit to learn more.

About ASAP Appliance Service San Clemente:
ASAP Appliance Service provides appliance parts and appliance repair done by friendly professionals. When home appliances need maintenance or repair ASAP will send a local appliance service technician to get things working again quickly and efficiently. ASAP provides services on all major appliance brands including KitchenAid, Kenmore, Samsung, Maytag, Whirlpool and many more. Their fully-stocked trucks are in the neighborhood daily, prepared to provide prompt appliance repair and service.