To repair or replace? That is the question

Many an unscrupulous repairman has knowingly carried out hundreds of dollars worth of appliance repairs for unsuspecting customers whose machines were prime candidates for replacement. The professional team at Matic Service can save you time and money by giving you the best advice about whether repairing or replacing your appliance is the most economical option for you.

When making the decision about fixing or ditching your appliance, consider the age of the machine, the cost of repair relative to price of purchasing a new one, and its energy efficiency. Most large appliances have an average life expectancy of around 15 years. So, as a general rule, if the appliance is less than 7 or 8 years old, repairing it may be the best option since doing so will probably see it lasting for another 7 years.

However, if repairs will cost more than half the price of purchasing a new machine, replacement is the better option. You may also want to consider replacing an appliance less than 7 years old if it has been prone to breakdowns since the time you bought it.

Another reason to replace an appliance beyond its 7-8 year half-life is because newer machines tend to be more energy efficient. So with the rising cost of energy, holding onto your older model will have a greater long-term impact on your bank account.

Living without the conveniences provided by your fridge, cooktop, oven, rangehood washer, dryer or dishwasher can throw a spanner in the works of your already hectic day. That’s why it is vital to get your appliance repairs completed in a fast and friendly manner, or receive prompt, honest, expert advice that purchasing a new machine is a better way to go.

Whether you require appliance repairs, assistance with sourcing a replacement, installation or removal of an old unit, Matic Service is here to help. Call us today for prompt service, value for money and professional advice that you can trust.