Home appliances are essential to our daily living. We get so accustomed to warming up food in our microwaves that when it stops working, we don’t know what to do. Should you spend money repairing it or just invest in a newer model? Microwaves can still be reasonably priced, but some other appliances are not that easy to replace.

Know the Average Lifespan of Your Appliance

The very first thing to do is to find out the average lifespan of your home appliances. If you installed them, you know how long you have had them. If you bought a pre-owned home, make sure to ask the previous owner how old the appliances are. Also, it is a good idea to keep all instruction manuals. Another factor that determines the actual length of time your appliance lasts is its brand and how well you maintain it.

Maintain Your Appliances

The best way to avoid repairing an appliance is to maintain it regularly. Maintenance also helps it run properly for a longer time. It might seem like a hassle, but on the contrary – a little maintenance can go a long way. At Doc’s Appliance Service, we provide helpful tips to maintain your popular home appliances. We also offer parts for those who can make small repairs themselves.

Decision Time

Even if you have been doing all the right things to maintain your appliances, there will come a time when an appliance in your home starts giving you trouble or stops working. The big decision to make is whether you should call a professional for repair or replace it with a new model. You should probably try to troubleshoot your appliance using the instruction manual and see if it’s something small, such as a reset button or loose wire. But if it is not easily detectable, it may be something serious. In that case, your decision is dependent on how long you’ve had the appliance and whether it’s reached its lifespan.

Work with Your Technician

If troubleshooting doesn’t work, you can schedule a technician to come and take a look. Hopefully it’s something easily fixable; if not, your technician will advise you otherwise. When you schedule a technician to take a look at your broken appliance, use your time effectively. Ask the tech questions to educate yourself and get a quote for both repair and replacement. You can then take some time to decide which route you want to go. If you are paying 50 percent of the price of a replacement in repairs, then it may be better to replace it.

At Doc’s Appliance Service, we offer quality services to our customers at a competitive price. We are family-owned and operated and take pride in excellent customer satisfaction. For your appliance repair and parts needs, contact Doc’s Appliance Service at 800-726-7130.